An insightful strategist knows how to juggle between ends, means, and ways. The outcome of Nepal's unification campaign demonstrates that King Prithvi Narayan Shah was a seasoned military leader and a veteran strategist. He had a clear 'end' in his mind, and, more importantly, the King had the necessary acumen to use the available means to achieve well-defined political goals through various ways, depending on the situation.
The demand for the monarchy's restoration and the desire to reinstate the importance of Prithvi Narayan Shah and national unification day is a desire to revert to an era where both caste and cultural dominance had the overt backing of the state.
KATHMANDU, Jan 11: Actor Manisha Koirala condemned the police brutality against those who were observing Prithvi Jayanti or the birth anniversary of late King Prithvi Narayan Shah in the capital on Monday.
KATHMANDU, Jan 11: On the occasion of the 299th Prithvi Jayanti (birth anniversary of late King Prithvi Narayan Shah) on Monday, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has recalled the special contribution of the unifier of modern Nepal and paid him tributes and respect.
KATHMANDU, Jan 5: A committee formed to celebrate the 299th birth anniversary of King Prithvi Narayan Shah, the founder of modern Nepal, has appealed to one and all to celebrate the anniversary in a grand manner.
KATHMANDU, Jan 22: The Supreme Court on Tuesday summoned government authorities over giving public holiday on Poush 27 to mark Prithivi Jayanti in memory of late king Prithvi Narayan Shah who unified the princely states of Nepal into one strong nation.
KATHMANDU, Jan 12: Chairman of Rastriya Prajatantra Party Kamal Thapa on Sunday demanded the government to issue currency notes with the portrait of late Prithvi Narayan Shah, the founder of modern Nepal.
NUWAKOT, Jan 2: A unification torch rally is to be organized along the ancient route from Gorkha to Kathmandu via Nuwakot used by late king Prithvi Narayan Shah and the Gorkha troops during the unification campaign of Nepal.
King Prithvi Narayan Shah’s unification campaign was focused on Kathmandu but it seemed like a powerful state to win over. To weaken it, he blockaded the Kathmandu Valley. This affected East India Company’s trade with Tibet (and China) because their trade was carried out via Kathmandu.
KATHMANDU, Jan 12: President Bidya Bhandari, ministers, political party leaders, former heads of government, literary figures, artists as well as members of the general public observed Prithvi Jayanti on Friday.
GORKHA, Nov 7: Gorkha has now transformed into a hub for educational tourism. With students from all over the district thronging the historical site, the Gorkha Museum currently welcomes a total of 600 to 800 students on a daily basis.
Complying with the geo-political reality in South Asia, the Great King Prithvi Narayan Shah in the late 18th century appropriately defined Nepal as “a yam between two boulders”. However, in due course of time, the equal and great friendship with its two giant neighbors, China and India, intended to ensure Nepal’s overall prosperity, did not live up to the Great King’s expectation.
KATHMANDU, Oct 30: One week into the public display of the royal crown and scepter, Narayanhiti Palace Museum bustles with visitors. Not just the locals, but even foreigners are seen flocking the palace to get a glimpse of the priceless artifacts which are displayed inside a bullet-proof showcase in Rupandehi Hall.