History holds the keys to answering some of the most important questions today. It helps us analyze the events that shaped our world, our ideas and dreams. To understand ourselves, our world, our mistakes and our struggles, we must begin to learn about our past.
Writing history from a Khambu perspective requires reconsideration of the consensual popular narrative. Khambus have always attached cultural and economic practices to the land in and around Kalimpong and Darjeeling.
There isn’t much historical data from which we can derive what the Nepal valley Kiratas were like in the ancient times. There are a few documents and Lichhavi inscriptions from which we can decipher their social and religious understanding.