The Rana period in Nepal refers to the period of time between 1846 and 1951, during which Nepal was ruled by the Rana dynasty. The Ranas were a powerful and influential family who held a monopoly on political power in Nepal and ruled the country as autocrats.
The Rana period is considered a time of stagnation and suppression in Nepal’s history. The Ranas were more interested in maintaining their own power and wealth than in the development of the country, and they implemented policies that were designed to keep the people of Nepal poor and powerless. The Ranas also suppressed political opposition and freedoms, and Nepal became a closed and isolated society.
The Rana period is remembered as a time of darkness and repression in Nepal. However, it is also remembered as a time of cultural and artistic achievement, with many of the temples and monuments that can be found in Nepal today having been built during this time.
The Rana period came to an end in 1951, when King Tribhuvan, who had been exiled by the Ranas, returned to Nepal and was restored to the throne. The Ranas were forced to give up their monopoly on political power, and Nepal began the process of modernizing and democratizing. The Rana period is an important part of Nepal’s history and is remembered for both its cultural achievements and its political repression.