The Gorkha conquests: the process and consequences of the unification of Nepal, with particular reference to eastern Nepal
This book traces the creation of the modern Nepalese State through the aggrandizement of the principality of Gorkha. It challenges the dominant view of the entire process as one of national unification, and maintains that the creation of the State in the absence of popular socio-cultural integration makes the notion of national unification invalid.
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Abhimansingh army Baburam Acharya Bahadur Bengal Bhadgau Bhimsen Bhimsen Thapa Bhutan birta Brahmans British Buddhikarna Buddhist Calcutta century Chainpur Chaubisi Chaudandi Chemjong Chhetris chronicle clans D.R. Regmi Darjeeling described Dewan documents Dolakha Dravya Shah east Eastern Nepal economic epigraphs Gorkha Gorkha conquest Gorkhalis grants groups Gurungs Hamilton high caste hills Himalayan Hindu Hodgson ibid India inscription Jayaprakash Kamdatta Kathmandu Khasa Khasa kingdom king kingdom of Nepal kipat Kirat Kirat chiefs Kshatriya Lama Lamjung land language later Lepcha letter Lichchhavi Limbuan Limbus Magars Makwanpur Malla migrated Mongoloid Morang Nepal valley Nepalese Newar Nuwakot op.cit Palpa Pande Pandit Parbate Patan Petech plains political population principalities Prithvinarayan Prithvinarayan Shah Raja Rajputs Rana Raya region revenue royal ruler Samvat Sanskrit Sena Sherpas Sikkim Stiller Subba Sunuwars Tamangs Tanahu terai territory Thapa Tibet Tibetan Tibeto-Burman trade treaty tribal tribes Tucci unification of Nepal Upadesh Upadhyaya Vamsavali Vijaypur village Western