Nepal Adhirajya (Kingdom of Nepal)
  • Brian Hunter
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


HISTORY. From 1846 to 1951 Nepal was virtually ruled by the Rana family, a member of which always held the office of prime minister, the succession being determined by special rules. The last Rana prime minister (and, until 18 Feb. 1951, Supreme C.-in-C.) was HH Maharaja Mohan Shumsher Jung Bahadur Rana, who resigned in Nov. 1951. The 15 feudal chieftanships were integrated into the kingdom on 10 April 1961.


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Further Reading

  1. Statistical Information. A Department of Statistics was set up in Kathmandu in 1950.Google Scholar
  2. Baral, L. S., Political Development in Nepal. London, 1980Google Scholar
  3. Bezruchka, S., A Guide to Trekking in Nepal. Leicester, 1981Google Scholar
  4. Whelpton, J., Nepal. [Bibliography] Oxford and Santa Barbara, 1990Google Scholar

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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1991

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