Author: E B Cowell
Translator: Shew Shunker Singh & Sri Gunanand
Publisher: LP Publications
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8186142495
This book relates to the Gorkha dynasty, the dynasty of the Malla Raja and the kings of Patan. It is a complete book of the people of Nepal, their occupations and pursuits of life -social, religious, economics, political and cultural.
The History of Nepal was translated from an original Parbatiya manuscript in the possession of E B Cowell by Shew Shanker Singh, the Mir Munshi attached to the British Residency. The history covers the period from the earliest times to the commencement of the Saka 1751 (AD 1829).
A description of the country and its people, with a full account of the invasion of the Gorkhas is found in this book. Here the royal family claims to be descended from that of Udaipur. The ladies of the higher classes like their muslin to sixty or eighty yards in length. Of course, they cannot walk much with such a bundle round them. It is a land of festivals. The Sambat and Saka years in Nepal begin on the 1st of Baisakh Badi, instead of the 1st of Chait Sudi as in Hinduism.
Preliminary remarks, Description of the road leading to the Valley of Nepal.
Population of the country
Occupations of the people.
Brief sketch of the recent history of the country, and of the intercourse with the British.
Remarks on the aspect of political matters in Nepal at the present time.
HISTORY OF NEPAL
Mythological period of the history, extending through the Satya, Treta, Dwaper Yugas or ages.
Founding of the Gupta dynasty by Ne Muni.
Vikramaditya's successor begins a new dynasty.
A new Rajput dynasty
The line of Hari-sinha-deva having become extinct, the throne is filled by a descendant of the former Malla Rajas, who founds a new dynasty.
Ran Malla, king of Banepa
History of the Kings of Patan, in particular of Raja Siddhi-Narsinha.
Progress of the Gorkha invasion under the command of Prithwinarayana
The Gorkha dynasty in Nepal.
Special history of the Gorkhali Dynasty
Genealogy of Swasti Srimad Ati-prachand Bhujdandetyadi Sri Sri Sri Maharaja Jang Bahadur Rang, G.C.B. and G.C.S.I., Thong-lin-pim-ma-ko-kang-vang-syan, Prime Minister and Commander-in Chief of Nepal.
A Brief Genealogy of Sri (5) man Maharajadhiraj Surendra Vikram Sah Bahadur Shamsher-Jang Deva king of Nepal.
Weights and Measures
Measurement of Time
Rajas of Nepal
List of Manuscripts