Annexation of Awadh
Updated: 1/10/2021
Annexation of Awadh

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  • The calendar read 11th February 1856. In Awadh Lord Dalhousie went to meet Wajid Ali Shah.
  • Greetings, Wajid Ali Shah!
  • What brings you here Mr. Dalhousie?
  • Matters that must be consulted immediately.
  • Yes?
  • You are not looking for the betterment of your people and you are not capable of ruling. So I am going to have to take over Awadh under the pretext of mis-governance!
  • You see,
  • What brings you here Mr. Dalhousie?
  • What!
  • You see,
  • It is YOU who take all decisions and rules and now you tell ME, the king of Awadh that you are going to remove me under the pretext of mis-governance!!?
  • What brings you here Mr. Dalhousie?
  • You see,
  • Now, now! You will be receiving a monthly pension of Rs. 5,000. Nice doing business with you, Wajid Ali Shah!
  • What brings you here Mr. Dalhousie?
  • 5,000! That's it?
  • It's better than nothing.
  • You see,
  • What brings you here Mr. Dalhousie?
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