Notes on lesson on Historical Studies |

Historical Studies

After completing this lesson, student must be able to:

  • Describe about history and historiography.
  • Describe the ambition of unification and obstacles.
  • Explain the cause and effect of Anglo-Nepal War.
  • Describe the role played by brave warriors in the Anglo- Nepal war.
  • Describe the causes of the rise of Rana regime.
  • List of major factors behind the downfall of autocratic system and Rana regime.
  • Define the economic social and administrative achievements of the Rana period.
  • Describe about further developments and changes.


Historical Studies

Historiography is a method of recording history as a research project. On the basis of originality, Historiography is categorized into: Primary sources and Secondary sources. This note contains description on history and historiography of Nepal.

Efforts of Unification Campaign

Nepal before unification was divided into many small kingdoms which were fighting in the east known as the Koshi region. King Prithivi Narayan Shah launch a successful campaign for unification. This note contains a description of the ambition of unification and obstacles faced during unification.

Beginning of Unification of Campaign

Nuwakot was the main western gateway to the Kathmandu valley. So, Prithvi Narayan Shah wanted to get victory over Nuwakot. This note contains a description of campaigns carried out during the process of unification of Nepal.

Causes and Consequences of Anglo-Nepal War

Causes of Anglo-Nepal War are: Political causes, Economic causes and Natural causes. This note contains description on cause and effects of Anglo-Nepal War.

Contribution of Nepalese Warriors in Anglo-Nepal War

Balabhadra Kunwar had built a fort on a height of 500 feet at Nalapani, which was known by the name of Khalanga fort. This note contains description on Balbhadra Kunwar and his contribution of Anglo-War.

Our Valiant Warriors

Amarsingh Thapa fought bravely for Ramgadh with the Anglo-Nepal war, going against Nepal; Nepal was forced to accept the Sugauli Treaty. This note contains description on Role played by Brave Warriors, Bhakti Thapa, Amarsingh Thapa and many more, in the Anglo- Nepal war.

Rise and Fall of Rana Rule

Various circumstances had led to the rise of Rana Regime. Some of the circumstances are Political instability, Contact of Jung Bahadur’s family with the palace, Support of East India Company, Nuptial relation with the royal family, Three Parvas etc.. This note contains a description on Causes of the Rise of Rana Regime.

Achievements of the Rana Period

The Rana rulers were not only the dictators but also the agents of reformation. They can be reckoned as great contribution to the country's development even till date. This note contains description on Achievements of the Rana Period.