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CONTENTS
 
CHAPTER I

THE INDEPENDENT STATE OF NEPAL

Situation—Its Isolation—Legend of the Foundation of Nepal—The Valley of Nepal 1
 
CHAPTER II

THE HISTORY OF NEPAL

Mythological Period—Visit of Buddha to the Valley—Asoka's Visit—Chinese Record—The Malla Rajas—The Gurkha Period 14
 
CHAPTER III

THE PEOPLE

The Different Tribes in Nepal—The Gurkhas and the Newars—The Religions of Nepal—Religious Influence on the Art of the State—Tantrism 29
 
CHAPTER IV

THE HIGH ROAD TO KATMANDU

The Snowy Range of the Himalayas—Through the Plains—The Terai—The Road in the River-bed—Churia Rest-house—Fishing—The Pass of Sisagarhi

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