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The Prisoner of Kathmandu: Brian Hodgson in Nepal 1820-43 - Allen, Charles
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"The Prisoner of Kathmandu" is the first biography of Brian Hodgson, Britain's "father of Himalayan studies." Born in 1801, Hodgson joined the Bengal Civil Service as a privileged but sickly young man. Posted to Kathmandu as a junior political officer, he initially felt isolated and trapped as he struggled to keep peace between the fiercely independent mountain kingdom and the British East India Company. Ultimately, his efforts were rewarded with an enduring friendship between Nepal and the United Kingdom. More than a ...

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The Prisoner of Kathmandu: Brian Hodgson in Nepal 1820-43 2015, Haus Publishing, London

ISBN-13: 9781910376119

Hardcover