A Brief Historical Account of how the Gurkhas bestowed upon Queen Victoria the Gift of Indian Empire.
Well over hundred odd books have been written on the subject of the Gurkhas and their country Nepal, mostly by Western writers and naturally they portray the Gurkhas as being the true and reliable friends of the British. They have been identified by those writers as Goorka, Ghoorka, Gorkhalese, Gorkha or even as Nepaulians. Likewise their country too has variously been spelt as Nipal, Nepaul, Nekbal, Ni-po-lo and of course as Nepal and they all have been used here to establish the various stages through which they have been through.
This ebook therefore, despite the many brilliantly written works of numerous authors, it is my belief, has something more to tell, something new to add. Because their story has so often been told and retold by authors other than ethnic Gurkhas, the purpose of this endeavor of mine is essentially to help our friends rediscover the Gurkhas with a new sense of appreciation, in a brighter and clearer light.