author={John Pemble},
  journal={Asian Affairs},
  pages={361 - 376}
  • John Pemble
  • Published 1 November 2009
  • History
  • Asian Affairs
The Anglo-Nepali War of 1814 to 1816 was one of Britain's least distinguished military performances. It was just about a victory, but it produced no heroic feats and thus it was duly forgotten by the Victorians as it failed to fit into the cult of imperialism and the British Raj. But subsequently, as the exploits of Empire became unfashionable, the wars dear to the Victorians were forgotten. But the memory of the Anglo-Nepali War was resurrected as it formed an integral part of the enduring… 
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