• John Paxton
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


From 1846 to 1951 Nepál was virtually ruled by the Ráná family, a member of which always held the office of prime minister, the succession being determined by special rules. The last Ráná prime minister (and, until 18 Feb. 1951, Supreme C.-in-C.) was HH Máhárája Mohan Shumsher Jung Bahádur Ráná, who resigned in Nov. 1951.


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Books of Reference

  1. statistical information. A Department of Statistics was set up in Káthmándu in 1950. Karan, P. P., and Jenkins, W. M., Nepal: A Cultural and Physical Geography. Univ. of Kentucky Press, 1960Google Scholar
  2. Mihaly, E. B., Foreign Aid and Politics in Nepal. OUP, 1965Google Scholar
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  5. Shaha, R., Nepali Politics: Retrospect and Prospect. OUP, 1975Google Scholar

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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1977

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