Shiv Kumar Shrestha had vividly narrated the battle between the Gorkhas and Kirats. ‘In May 1774, they again fought at another confluence of Arun River. The Gurkha officer, Raghu Rana and Limboo officer Khangsore fought brilliantly. Raghu Rana was killed. Both the parties lost heavy casualties. A third battle was fought under the Gurkha leadership of Ram Bahadur Thapa in Chainpur where Morbit Raja Moth and Brijeet fought brilliantly. Thus, the Gurkhas and the Limboos fought each other in Limbuwan for twelve years from the beginning of invasion of the country of Limboos – the Limbuwan. After that, an agreement was signed between the Gurkhas and the Limboos whereby they stopped fighting each other. Prithvi Narayan Shah provided a Lal Mohar for peace agreement on 1774 to Limboos and thus he brought the major portion of Limbuwan under Nepal Kingdom’. The Limboos of the Eastern Himalayas.
SCALING THE RUGGED CLIFFS OF HISTORY Where the mind is without fear and head held high into that heaven of freedom, my father let my country awake.
- Rabindra Nath Tagore
Long, long ago, in a distant suburb an impressive crowd thronged the public ground. The event of the day was very important; the people were gathered to witness the final of the annual soccer tournament. The atmosphere was jovial and noisy. As the players entered the field, excitement ran high. As the public welcomed the players with the usual ovation, a fidgety section of the crowd expressed annoyance over the referee’s absence from the field. When the scheduled time for the kick off ticked past, the crowd became restless. Some jeered; one or two whistled. A jibe or two was hurled at the tournament organizing committee. The rest burst into laughter.