Past, Present & Future

National Day of Nepal, 20th September

The history of Nepal began in, and centres on, the Kathmandu Valley. Over the centuries Nepal's boundaries have extended to include huge tracts of neighbouring India, and contracted to little more than the Kathmandu Valley and a handful of surrounding city-states.


Nepal's founding father, Prithvi Narayan Shah, referred to Nepal as 'a yam between two boulders' namely China and India. It was the meeting point between the Mongoloid peoples of Asia and the Caucasoid peoples of the Indian plains.

In earlier times, Nepal prospered from its location as a convenient resting-place for traders, travellers and pilgrims moving between these countries.


Mayhew, B. (2003). Nepal. Lonely Planet.

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