Lonely Planet Writer

Nepal marks two-hundredth anniversary of the Anglo-Nepal war

Prayer flag and Mount Everest in Nepal.
Prayer flag and Mount Everest in Nepal. Image by McKay Savage / CC BY 2.0

The British role in India is well known, but fewer people are aware of Britain’s colonial endeavours in Nepal. Today marks the 200th anniversary of the Anglo-British war, which saw the British East India Company seizing large areas of land from the Gorkhali kingdom, including Garhwal and Kumaon in modern-day Uttarkhand. The war was ended by the Sugauli Treaty, which also gave Britain the right to recruit Gurkha soldiers for the British Army. Read more: nepalitimes.com