Why Nepal Was Never Colonized| Anglo-Nepalese War

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  1. Why did Nepal have to give up the lands if it had won the war as claimed by you Sir? The reason is below. You lost that war. Please don't rewrite history through your patriotic rose tinted glasses. Accept the facts. Now read below:
    Unification of Nepal under Prithvi Narayan Shah, Nepal attempted to enlarge its domains, conquering much of Sikkim in the east and, in the west, the basins of Gandaki and Karnali and the Uttarakhand regions of Garhwal and Kumaon. This brought them in conflict with the British, who controlled directly or indirectly the north Indian plains between Delhi and Calcutta. A series of campaigns termed the Anglo-Nepalese War occurred in 1814–1816. In 1815 the British general Ochterlony evicted the Nepalese from Garhwal and Kumaon across the Kali River,[1][2] ending their 12-year occupation, which is remembered for its brutality and repression.[3][4]

    Octherlony offered peace terms to the Nepalese demanding British suzerainty in the form of a protected state and the delimitation of Nepal's territories corresponding roughly to its present day boundaries. The Nepalese refusal to accede to the terms led to another campaign the following year, targeting the Kathmandu Valley, after which the Nepalese capitulated.[5][6]

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    Historian John Whelpton writes:

    Negotiations for a general settlement produced a draft which was initialled at Sagauli in Bihar in December 1815 and required Nepal to give up all territories west and east of its present-day borders, to surrender the entire Tarai and to accept a permanent British representative (or 'resident') in Kathmandu. The Nepalese government initially balked at these terms, but agreed to ratify them in March 1816 after Ochterloney occupied the Makwanpur Valley only thirty miles from the capital.[7]

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    1. To keep the people of Nepal safe from war. I think Nepal decided to give up lands because Nepal had always believed in peace rather than the continuous war which could cause Nepal also captured thousands of deaths and the land Nepal gave to Britain, and there was no point in protecting the occupied land by sacrificing thousands of soldiers and innocent people of Nepal.

  2. The Anglo Nepali war was an odd one. The Brits fighting at Nalapani were professionals recruited by the East India Company and knew their craft. They attacked the fort at Nalapani and were impressed by the bravery and skill of the Nepalese troops. Within a short time that respect was returned by the Nepalese warriors. A Scotsman traveling with the EIC reported that a wounded Nepalese soldier crossed the broken down wall of the fort to get medical care.
    " While the batteries were playing, a man was perceived on the breach, advancing and waving his hand. The guns ceased firing for a while, and the man came into the batteries: he proved to be a Ghoorkha, whose lower jaw had been shattered by a cannon shot, and who came thus frankly to solicit assistance from his enemy.

    It is unnecessary to add, that it was instantly afforded. He recovered; and, when discharged from the hospital, signified his desired to return to his corps to combat us again: exhibiting thus, through the whole, a strong sense of the value of generosity and courtesy in warfare, and also of his duty to his country, – separating completely in his own mind private and national feelings from each other, – and his frank confidence in the individuals of our nation, from the duty he owed his own, to fight against us collectively. "
    After the war ended the East India Company and later British Army officers returned to Nepal to recruit Nepalese soldiers. And Nepalese men have been recruited by the Brits to this day. I can't tell you how many tea houses I have been in while traveling about Nepal that have an old photo of a young Ghurka soldier in his British uniform on the wall of the dining room. That career gave the Ghurka enough money to return to Nepal upon his retirement and buy a tea house to employ his family. Frequently if you looked around, you would see an old man looking a great deal like an older version of that young soldier in the photo.
    Nepal is still tough traveling, but it is a magic place.

  3. If Nepal was winning the war, then why as part of the treaty the British conditions were acknowledged. In fact the treaty should have been valuing Nepal and more land would have been added to Nepal not vice versa.

  4. ….and then, in the fullness of time, Britain now has a Gurkha regiment.

    During the second world war my uncle was in Burma. He rarely spoke of his time there (very few of the ex-Burma campaign veterans did) but he told my father once that he didn’t know what the Japanese soldiers thought about the Gurkhas but the Gurkhas sure as hell terrified him and they were on his side! Very brave soldiers the Gurkhas then and now.

  5. Logical and fair conclusion: British are well known for spreading death, terror and cruelty all over the world. Their wealth, as they proudly name their organization, is based on nothing but blood money. Money that lies upon lives of truly peaceful countries and people. Is that not a great stain of shame in your pathetic history? A nation that stands so proud for its accomplishments is nothing but a nation of criminals. Stop writing about your stupid wars and who won and lost. You DID lose all the wars because the souls of the ones you slaughtered without any mercy or respect, nothing but upholding the values of greed, will claim your demise.

  6. Shameful that Nepalese Gurkhas continue to be enforcers for the British tyrants. Of course their individually brave etc but what’s the use of ones talent is abused on behalf of evil? The entire British Empire depended upon both Nepalese and Indian recruits. This was also their Achilles heel. When Netaji influenced the Indian troops to mutiny, the Brits finally let India raise it’s own flag.

    The Brits were so ungrateful that only in 2002 did the Queen officially recognize and honor the Indian Sepoys.

  7. This article was difficult to read because the English language also failed. That is a shame because the topic is quite interesting. The article needs some serious proofreading and correction.