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Title: Life and writings of Prthvinarayan Sah
Author: Baral, Leelanateshwar Sharma
Awarding Body: School of Oriental and African Studies (University of London)
Current Institution: SOAS, University of London
Date of Award: 1964
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Abstract:
Chapter I, the Introduction, gives details of the original Nepali materials on which this thesis is based, and indicates the system of dating which has been utilised in fixing an absolute chronology. Chapters II and III contain English translations of Prthvinarayan Sah's memoirs (Divya upades) and letters. Chapter IV considers the genealogy of the Sah kings of Nepal. The various claims which have been put forward in this connection are stated and assessed, and a final judgment attempted. Chapters V-IX inclusive follow in chronological order the career of Prthvinarayan Sah's. His boyhood and early career (Chapter V) are followed by a detailed account of his various campaigns from the date of his becoming King of Gorkha, 1742, to the position his forces were in before the final conquest of the Nepal Valley (Chapters VI-VIII). Chapter IX begins with the capture of the three cities in the Valley and describes Prthvinarayan Sah' s attempts to extend his kingdom, the first to the vest proving abortive, the second to the east being successful. At his death in 1775 Prthvinarayan Sah' s kingdom extended from Gorkha in the west to the boundaries of Sikkim and Bhutan in the east. The final chapter attempts an assessment of Prthvinarayan Sah' sas a man, a soldier and a statesman, and includes a number of measures for the maintenance and enrichment of the resources of his kingdom which he
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID: uk.bl.ethos.495937  DOI: Not available
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