Prayer flag and Mount Everest in Nepal.
Prayer flag and Mount Everest in Nepal.

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

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