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was a Nepali
Nepali or Nepalese is a language in the Indo-Aryan branch of the Indo-European language family.It is the official language and de facto lingua franca of Nepal and is also spoken in Bhutan, parts of India and parts of Myanmar...
language weekly newspaper published from Varanasi
-Etymology:The name Varanasi has its origin possibly from the names of the two rivers Varuna and Assi, for the old city lies in the north shores of the Ganga bounded by its two tributaries, the Varuna and the Asi, with the Ganges being to its south...
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. It began its publication in 1919. Devi Prasad Sapkota was the editor of the newspaper.
Gorkhali was critical of the Rana
The Rana dynasty ruled the Kingdom of Nepal from 1846 until 1953, reducing the Shah monarch to a figurehead and making Prime Minister and other government positions hereditary...
rule in Nepal
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, arguing that their rule was to blame for mass poverty in the country and the cause behind emigration amongst Gorkhas. The publication also gave its support to the Indian nationalist movements, the Non-Cooperation Movement
The non-cooperation movement was a significant phase of the Indian struggle for freedom from British rule which lasted for years. This movement, which lasted from September 1920 to February 1922 and was led by Mohandas Gandhi, and supported by the Indian National Congress. It aimed to resist...
Personalities associated with the publication included Nan Singh Gurung, Lakshmi Prasad Sapkota, Dharanidhar Koirala, Dinanath Sharma and Pandit Krishna Prasad.
The paper was banned by the British colonial authorities in 1922.
- Bharatiya Gorkhali Welfare Association
Bharatiya Gorkhali Welfare Association is a non-political social organisation established in 1981 in Bangalore, Karnataka...
- a non-political social organization established in 1981 in Bangalore, Karnataka. This organization has been serving the Gorkha community for the last 26 years.