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THE GURKHAS THEIR MANNERS, CUSTOMS AND COUNTRY Northey, W. Brook & C.J. Morris 1928 1st UK ed Hardcover No DJ VG
By Northey, W. Brook & C.J. Morris with a foreword by Brigadier-General the Hon. C. G. Bruce.
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London, John Lane the Bodley Head Ltd, 1928, 1st UK edition. 282 pp, 64 photos, map. Original cloth binding is bright and unsoiled, some small spots on spine, minor edge wear or rubbing, externally VG; internally has some old inscriptions on the front endpapers ('David E. Fraser, Lieut. 5-6 Gurkha Rifles, with love from both of us. 21 May 1945), tight and Very Good as well.

Octavo, green cloth titled in gilt on the spine with a vignette of a plumed headdress in gilt on the front cover. The bulk of the material was collected while the authors were on recruiting duty for the Gurkha rifles. They were thus permitted to travel to the remoter areas of the country and to record the people's customs. The book has a foreword by Brigadier General Bruce. Following a chapter on the history of Nepal it goes on to deal with the various parts of the country and the tribes and their customs.
 
Includes History: 1. Introductory. 2. The history of Nepal. 3. The history of Nepal (Continued). II. General: 4. The people and their languages by Prof. R.L. Turner. 5. Religion and festivals. 6. Government and administration. 7. General customs of the Nepalese. 8. Slavery and the labour problem. III. Western Nepal: 9. Western Nepal. 10. Brahmans, Thakurs, and Chetris. IV. Central Nepal: 11. The Terai and the Nepal Valley. 12. The newars. 13. Magars and Gurungs. 14. A journey towards palpa, by W.B.N. V. Eastern Nepal: 15. Limbus. 16. Rais. 17. A journey on the north-eastern frontier of Nepal by C.J.M. 18. Miscellaneous tribes of Eastern Nepal. VI. Nepal and the great war: 19. Nepal's war effort. Appendices. Bibligraphy. Index.
 


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