The Bloodstained Throne: Struggles for Power in Nepal (1775-1914)

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Penguin UK, Aug 15, 2013 - Literary Collections - 224 pages
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To the palace by the sword Nepal, the land of Buddhism and misty mountains, is not a nation whose history one would expect to be filled with blood. And yet, the struggle to gain and keep the control over the mountain kingdom is one marked by a long history of violence and murder. The Bloodstained Throne is a translation of Aba Yasto Kahilyai Nahos, a compilation of historical essays that recount some of the bloody battles for power in a tumultuous period—a phase that spanned more than one hundred years. This tale of the machinations, massacre and bloodletting that rocked Nepal’s power centre—the royal palace—will give you a rare and fascinating glimpse into one of the least-known and most violent power struggles that South Asia has ever seen.
 

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Contents

About the Author Editors Note
Translators Note
The Tragic End of Prince Bahadur Shah
The Beheading of Damodar Pande
Bhimsen Rules the Roost
The Fall of Bhimsen Thapa
The Rise of Jungbahadur
The Kot Massacre and the Dawn of the Rana Rule
The Bhandarkhal Episode and the Internment of Queen Rajyalaxmi
The Alou Episode and the House Arrest of King Rajendrabikram Shah
The Death of Jungbahadur and the Rana Repression of Revolt
The Brutal Murder of Runodeepsingh Rana
Maharaja Devshumsher Is Deposed and Banished
Mathbarsingh Betrayed The Rise of Jungbahadur
The Brutal Murder of Runodeepsingh Rana

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