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Amar Singh Thapa

Birthdate: 1751
Date of death: 1816

Amar Singh Thapa distinguished as Badakaji Amar Singh Thapa, or Amar Singh Thapa The Elder, also known by the honorific name Bada Kaji or Budha Kaji , was a Gorkhali military general, governor and warlord in the Kingdom of Nepal. He was the overall commander of the Nepal Army in the conquest of Western Provinces and authoritative ruler of Kumaon, Garhwal and its West in the Kingdom of Nepal. He was referred by the King of Nepal to have been deployed as Mukhtiyar of Western Provinces of Kumaon, Garhwal and its West. He is often hailed as Living Lion of Nepal and was posthumously regarded as one of the national heroes of Nepal, who led the Anglo-Nepalese War for the Gorkhali Army. Wikipedia

Quotes Amar Singh Thapa

„I am a cub of a tiger; don't mistake me with a carcass eating dog.“

—  Amar Singh Thapa

Translated by Arjun Bhadra Khanal https://500px.com/photo/29827237/amar-singh-thapa-badakaji-by-arjun-bhadra-khanal|
In the context of wealth offered by British General David Ochterlony during Anglo-Nepalese War.
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Original: (ne) म बाघको बच्चा डमरु हुँ, सिनो खाने कुकुर हैन ।

„We have hitherto but hunted deer; if we engage in this war, we must prepare to fight tigers.“

—  Amar Singh Thapa

Quoted in p. 460 in Prinsep, Henry Thoby (1825). History of the political and military transactions in India during the administration of the Marquess of Hastings, 1813-1823, Vol 1. London: Kingsbury, Parbury & Allen. https://books.google.com/books?id=Tq1jAAAAMAAJ&source=gbs_navlinks_s
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Context: They will not rest satisfied without establishing their own power and authority, and will unite with the hill rajas, whom we have dispossessed. We have hitherto but hunted deer; if we engage in this war, we must prepare to fight tigers.

„Further to the westward lies the valley of the Dhoon [Dehradun], and the territory of Sue-na-Ghur [Srinagar, Uttarakhand]; and further still, the more recent conquests, stretching to the village, in which Umar Sing [Amar Singh Thapa], a chief of uncommon talents, commanded, and indeed, exercised an authority almost independent.“

—  Amar Singh Thapa

Quoted in [Anon, 1816, An account of the war in Nipal; Contained in a Letter from an Officer on the Staff of the Bengal Army. Asiatic journal and monthly miscellany, Vol 1. May, 1816. pp. 425–429., https://books.google.com/books?id=_dtAAQAAIAAJ&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false]
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„Transliteration: Ma Bagh ko bachcha damaru hu, sino khaney kukur haina.“

—  Amar Singh Thapa

म बाघको बच्चा डमरु हुँ, सिनो खाने कुकुर हैन ।
Translation: I am a cub of a tiger; don't mistake me with a carcass eating dog. Translated by Arjun Bhadra Khanal https://500px.com/photo/29827237/amar-singh-thapa-badakaji-by-arjun-bhadra-khanal|
In the context of wealth offered by British General David Ochterlony during Anglo-Nepalese War.
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