A Gurkha soldier serving in British Hong Kong. A history of the Gurkhas, Nepali soldiers who served in the British Army and some other countries’ armed forces, written by one of their own has some good points to make, but its writing style will put off many readers. Photo: Sunny Lee

First history of the Gurkhas, Nepali soldiers in the British Army, written by a former Gurkha is a frustrating read

  • Former British Gurkha Tim Gurung provides a much needed corrective to everything that has been written by foreigners about the Nepali soldiers
  • He is at his strongest when recounting the injustices Gurkha veterans have suffered, but the book includes too much factual detail, and is very repetitive
Topic |   Books and Literature
A Gurkha soldier serving in British Hong Kong. A history of the Gurkhas, Nepali soldiers who served in the British Army and some other countries’ armed forces, written by one of their own has some good points to make, but its writing style will put off many readers. Photo: Sunny Lee
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