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Feb
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Moorcroft Arriving in Tehri

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History of King Sudarshan Shah of Tehri Riyasat – 102
History of Tehri Kingdom (Tehri and Uttarkashi Garhwal) from 1815 –1948- 102
History of Uttarakhand (Garhwal, Kumaon and Haridwar) – 1331
By: Bhishma Kukreti (History Student)
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The veterinarian doctor (Specialist of Stud Horses ) William Moorcroft (1767-1825) wanted to visit Tibet via Neeti for studying British bussinees opportunities in Tibet. He started his journey from Bareli in October 1819 . Moorcroft was accompanying Guthari Ijjat Ulla , Gulam hyderkhan and loaders. When he reached Neeti valley via Almora it was snowing heavily there. (2). Moorcroft changes his travel road and decided entering Tibet through Laddakh .
Moorcroft reached to Tehri on 6th February 1820. King Sudrashan Shah came out scirt of Tehri for receiving Moorcroft .There Moorcroft camped . Moorcroft appreciated Sudarshan Shah for his simplicity , wise man and active. Sudarshan Shah showed his concern for not getting the Capital Shrinagar (3). Sudarshan Shah requested Moorcroft for discussing the matter of tribute by Tibet used pay to Garhwal Kings (Shringar ) to Tibetan authorities and asked them for starting paying again. Tbietian Authorties did not take much interest on the message of Tehri King Sudarshan Shah (3).
Pritam Shah also met Moorcroft (4). Moorcroft wrote many information about Garhwal in his memoir edited by Hyman after death of Moorcroft .(1) -
References –
1-Dabral, Shiv Prasad, (1975), Uttarakhand ka Itihas bhag 6, Veer Gatha Press, Garhwal India, page 131
2-Travels in Himalayan Provinces of Hindustan and the Punjab (edi-Horace Hyman, 1841) Jay Murray London , vol.1 page 16
3-Travels in Himalayan Provinces of Hindustan and the Punjab (edi-Horace Hyman) vol.1 page 14
4-Travels in Himalayan Provinces of Hindustan and the Punjab (edi-Horace Hyman) vol.1 page 16

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