The story of the ruler of Auud of Hindustan, Wajid Ali Shah. Movie by Oscar director Satyajit Ray. The Chess Players. Shatranj Ke Kiladi.

The British East India Company understands that the people of Auud know how to fight as the Company’s forces are made of Auud’s soldiers. I admit I have already sold Auud. They want an agreement in writing. The British claim that the Badhshah is a bad ruler. Why do people of Auud not complain that they are ruled by a cruel King? My Prime Minister, go tell the Company’s representative that in order to now get my agreement they will first have to fight us.  Our reply is not to surrender, not to occupation and not to Englistan.

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