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Sunday, March 13, 2016

Harshdev Joshi in Kashipur

  History British Campaign for Capturing Kumaon -12

Nepal Rule over Kumaun, Garhwal and Himachal (1790-1815) -225

             History of Uttarakhand (Garhwal, Kumaon and Haridwar) -753                                                         
                                         By: Bhishma Kukreti (A History Student)

               By January 1815, Edward Gardner established his office in Kashipur. The office of Lieutenant Colonel Gardner was also there in Kashipur. Hearsay was working from Pilibhit and Bareli.   Adjutant General Fagan was touring from Tarai to Punjab. Fagan reached Nazibabad  in end of last week of December 1814.  Harsh Dev Joshi the former Prime Minister of Kumaon was staying in Kankhal at the house of Bharamal Khatri. Request from Frazer, around first January 1815, Harsh Dev Joshi reached to Kashipur from Kankhal on foot. Harshdev Joshi met Edward Gardner in Kashipur. Edward Gardner sent message of arrival of Joshi on 2nd January 1815 to the Company Secretary John Adam. Hearsay and Frazer already informed Adam about utility of Harshdev Joshi.
 Harshdev Joshi was 70 years old. However, Frazer wrote that though Harshdev Joshi was facing adverse time and still he was agile, enthusiastic, and courageous.  Harshdev Joshi knew that East India Company was not interested for appointing Lal Singh or other Chand family member as King of Kumaon. Harshdev Joshi was always against Lal Singh.  Harshdev Joshi worked his supporters to help British Company. Governor General was happy to know the acts of Joshi. Governor General was of opinion that it would be beneficial for taking help of Harshdev Joshi .Edward Gardner asked permission for offering advance money for Harshdev Joshi. Governor General permitted Gardner for offering money and also permitted for future monitory help to Harshdev Joshi.
          Harshdev Joshi wrote letters to various influential personalities for supporting to British Company.  The influential personalities of Kali Kumaon and Kumaon were from Mahar, Fartyal, Tadagi and Joshi. His letters became productive and various Kumaunis awakening Kumaoni general public going against Gurkha rule. Various Kumaoni groups started supporting British Army.

(From writings of Bengal- Past and Present January, Atkinson, Sanwal, Saxsena,  Fraser etc) 
Copyright@ Bhishma Kukreti Mumbai, India, bckukreti@gmail.com 14/3/2016
History of Garhwal – Kumaon-Haridwar (Uttarakhand, India) to be continued… Part -754
*** History of Gorkha/Gurkha /Nepal Rule over Kumaun, Garhwal and Himachal (1790-1815) to be continued in next chapter
(The History of Garhwal, Kumaon, Haridwar write up is aimed for general readers)
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History Gurkha /Gorkha Rule over Garhwal, Kumaon, Uttarakhand Ruthless Gurkha/Nepalese Administration in Himachal; Himachal; History Gurkha /Gorkha Rule over Pauri Garhwal, Udham Singh Nagar Kumaon, Uttarakhand Ruthless Gurkha/Nepalese Administration in Himachal; Sirmour Himachal; History Gurkha /Gorkha Rule over Chamoli Garhwal, Nainital Kumaon, Uttarakhand; Kangara Himachal Ruthless Gurkha/Nepalese Administration in Himachal; History Gurkha /Gorkha Rule over Rudraprayag Garhwal, Almora Kumaon, Uttarakhand; Baghat Himachal; History Gurkha /Gorkha Rule over Tehri Garhwal, Champawat Kumaon, Uttarakhand Ruthless Gurkha/Nepalese Administration in Himachal; Punar Himachal; History Gurkha /Gorkha Rule over Uttarkashi Garhwal, Bageshwar Kumaon, Uttarakhand;  Nahan Himachal; History Gurkha /Gorkha Rule over Dehradun Garhwal, Pithoragarh Kumaon, Uttarakhand; History Himachal Ruthless Gurkha/Nepalese Administration in Himachal; 
Nepal Itihas, Garhwal Itihas, Kumaon Itihas, Himachal Itihas;  Gurkha/Gorkha ka Kumaon par  Adhikar Itihas , Gurkha/Gorkha Garhwal par Shasan Itihas Ruthless Gurkha/Nepalese Administration in Himachal;  Gurkha/Gorkha Rule in Kumaon, Garhwal Uttarakhand; History Gurkha/Gorkha  Rule in Himachal Ruthless Gurkha/Nepalese Administration in Himachal