A Tradition of Bartering and Selling Nepalese Youths

“…..Gorkhas have been sold and bartered, and they have been the coin of international diplomacy at the key moments in the Nepalese history. If the Nepalese rupee is not a convertible currency, Nepalese bodies have long been a valued currency in that other market place”, Mary Des Chene, an anthropologist, rightly says. Of course, Nepalese citizens have been used in many wars, which did not essentially involve the matters of concerns of their nation. Gurkhas, as people of the world know them, valiantly sacrificed in the First and the Second World Wars for defeating the Japanese and Germans. The sacrifices earned to the Gurkhas the fame of brave soldiers in the world.


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