Rajendra of Nepal

Rajendra of Nepal

Rajendra Bikram Shah, King of Nepal (1813-1881) was King of Nepal from 1816 to 1847. He became king at age 3 on the death of his father Girvan Yuddha Bikram Shah Deva. As had been the case with his father, most of Rajendra's rule was under the regency of Queen Lalit Tripura Sundari (d. 1832) and Prime Minister Bhimsen Thapa. As regent, Bhimsen Thapa kept the king in isolation--he did not even have the freedom to leave the palace without permission.

Rajendra came of age in 1832, and in 1837 announced his intention to rule independently of the Prime Minister. He stripped Bhimsen Thapa and Thapa's nephew, Mathbar Singh, of their military authority. Shortly afterward the youngest son of Rajendra's elder queen died, and Bhimsen Thapa was arrested on a trumped-up charge of poisoning the prince. All the property of the Thapas was confiscated. Bhimsen Thapa was acquitted after an eight-month trial, but the Thapas were in disarray. When Rana Jang Pande became prime minister, he reimprisoned Bhimsen Thapa, who committed suicide in prison in 1839.

In January 1843, Rajendra declared that he would rule the country only with advice and agreement of his junior queen, Lakshmidevi, and commanded his subjects to obey her even over his own son, Surendra Bikram Shah. Continued infighting among noble factions led eventually to the Kot Massacre in 1846. In the aftermath of the Kot Massacre, Jung Bahadur became Prime Minister and quickly seized power, sending King Rajendra and Queen Lakshmidevi into exile in Varanasi. From exile, Rajendra sought to regain power, but Jung Bahadur learned of Rajendra's plans and forced him to abdicate in favor of his son Surendra. Jung Bahadur's forces captured Rajendra in 1847 and brought him to Bhaktapur, where he spent the rest of his life under house arrest.

External links/sources

* [http://www.nepalmonarchy.gov.np/monarcyinnepal/monarchyinnepal_TextOnly.php Royal Court of Nepal -- official site]
* [http://www.nepalhomepage.com/general/kings/rajendra.html Rajendra Bikram Shah biography - Nepal Home Page]
* [http://lcweb2.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/r?frd/cstdy:@field(DOCID+np0022) Library of Congress Country Studies: Nepal]


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

См. также в других словарях:

  • Rajendra de Nepal — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Rajendra Bikram Shah (* 1813 † 1881) fue Rey de Nepal desde la temprana muerte de su padre el Rey Girvan Yudha el 22 de noviembre de 1816. Subió al trono a la edad de tres años, ejerciendo la regencia la Reina Lalit… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Rajendra Mahato — is a Nepalese politician. In the 1994 parliamentary election, he stood as the Nepal Sadbhavana Party candidate in the constituency Sarlahi 2. He came second with 10173 votes. In the 1999 parliamentary election he won the seat with 14750 votes,… …   Wikipedia

  • Rajendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev — (1813 1881) est roi du Népal de 1816 à 1847, année où il est forcé d abdiquer en faveur de son fils Surendra. Précédé par Rajendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev Suivi par …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Nepal at the 2004 Summer Olympics — Nepal at the Olympic Games Flag of Nepal – Flag bearers …   Wikipedia

  • Rajendra Mahato — Rajendra Mahato, âgé d environ 52 ans (en 2011)[1], né dans le district de Sarlahi, est un homme politique népalais, président du Parti de la bonne volonté (ou Sadbhavana Party (en)). Lors des élections parlementaires de 1994, il arrive en… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Rajendra Kharel — is a Nepalese politician. He was elected to the Pratinidhi Sabha in the 1999 election on behalf of the Nepali Congress. [ [http://www.election commission.org.np/toptwo.php Election Commission of Nepal] ] Later he joined Sher Bahadur Deuba s break …   Wikipedia

  • Nepal Sadbhawana Party — Nepal This article is part of the series: Politics and government of Nepal Government …   Wikipedia

  • Nepal Sadbhavana Party (Anandidevi) — नेपाल सद्भावना पार्टी (आनन्दीदेवी) President Shyam Sundar Gupta Founded 2003 Election symbol …   Wikipedia

  • Nepal — <p></p> <p></p> Introduction ::Nepal <p></p> Background: <p></p> In 1951, the Nepali monarch ended the century old system of rule by hereditary premiers and instituted a cabinet system of government …   The World Factbook

  • Rajendra Bahadur Bhandari — Rahendra Bahadur Bhandari (born 14 November 1975) is a Nepalese athlete and soldier who has won 2 silver medals in 9th Asian Games and 2 gold medals in 10th Asian Games.He has been part of a scandal where he has tested positive for Deca Durabolin …   Wikipedia


Поделиться ссылкой на выделенное

Прямая ссылка:
Нажмите правой клавишей мыши и выберите «Копировать ссылку»