• S. H. Steinberg
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


In 1863 Nepál was under the strong rule of Jang Bahádur Ráná as prime minister and commander-in-chief. The King was reduced to the titular head of state. The defeat of Tibet (1856) had given Nepál valuable extraterritorial rights in Tibet; the military support of the East Indian Company against the Sepoy mutiny had brought Nepál the acquisition of 200 sq. miles of the western Terai (1860). Jang Bahádur gave the country administrative and legal codes and some social reforms, but the social and economic structure remained feudal.


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Books of Reference

  1. Hagen, T., Nepal. Bern, 1961Google Scholar
  2. Karan, P. P., and Jenkins, W. M., Nepal: a cultural and physical geography. Univ. of Kentucky Press, 1960Google Scholar
  3. Regmi, D. R., Modern Nepal. Calcutta, 1961Google Scholar

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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1963

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. H. Steinberg
    • 1
  1. 1.The Royal Historical SocietyUK

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