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THE LAND OF THE GURKHAS : THE HIMALAYAN KINGDOM OF NEPAL

by W. Brook Northey

  • Category History
  • Format PB/Flexi
  • Imprint
  • Price 195
  1. ISBN: 978-81-291-2088-5
  2. Pages: 296 pages
  3. Date: September 2013

ABOUT THIS BOOK

Written during the time of the British Raj, this book is an Englishman’s perspective of the Gurkhas as a people, offering fascinating insights into their customs, beliefs, way of life and the services they rendered as part of a British military outfit.
Long unavailable, The Land of the Gurkhas has been re-published to bring significant books of colonial India back into circulation.

AUTHOR OF THE BOOK

W. BROOK NORTHEY was a British officer of the Gurkha regiment, in which he served for twenty years. He trained the Nepal Escort in Kathmandu, served with the Nepalese Contingent on the Indian Frontier during the Great War and held the post of Recruiting Officer for five years, during which he was permitted by Chandra Shumshere to visit the interiors of Nepal that were out of bounds to other Europeans.