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A Journey to Katmandu (the Capital of Napaul), with the Camp of Jung Bahadoor - Including a Sketch of the Nepaulese Ambassador at Home
The interest which was manifested in the Nepaulese Embassy during the short residence of Jung Bahadoor in England leads me to hope that a description of the romantic country and independent Court which he came to represent, as well as some account of his own previous eventful career, may not be unacceptable to the English publicmore especially as no work upon Nepaul has been published in this country, that I am aware of, since Dr. Hamiltons, which appeared about the year 1819. Through the kindness and friendship of the Nepaulese Ambassador, I was enabled to visit Katmandu under most favourable circumstances; and during the journey thither in his company I had abundant opportunity of obtaining much interesting information, and of gaining an insight into the character of the people, and their mode of every-day life, for which a residence in camp was peculiarly favourable. In the Terai I was fortunate enough to witness the Nepaulese mode of elephant-catching, so totally unlike that of any other country, while the grand scale on which our hunting party was organised was equally novel. ......Buy Now (To Read More)
Ebook Number: 16226
Author: Oliphant, Laurence
Release Date: Jul 6, 2005
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