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The Blood Stained Throne - Struggle For Power In Nepal (1775-1914)

The Blood Stained Throne - Struggle For Power In Nepal (1775-1914)

  • Author: Baburam Acharya
  • Publisher: Penguin Books India
  • ISBN: 9780143416371
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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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