The story is based on the real life incidents of the valorous queen “Rani Velu Nachiyar”. She was the person who introduced the suicide attack against the enemies and that too with a women soldier. The conversations in this story are purely fictional.
Durbar of Rani Velu Nachiyar
Rani Velu Nachiyar: what is the current situation in the battle field?
Ministers: Rani Ji, we are expecting a reply from our soldier.
After 10 minutes
The soldier seeks the permission to enter into the durbar.
Rani Velu Nachiyar: what is the news?
Soldier: (tears in his eyes) Rani Ji, a bad news.
Soldier: Rani Ji, our maharaja has been killed by the British soldiers.
The ministers in the durbar were shocked and started crying due to the demise of their maharaja.
But Rani Velu Nachiyar controlled her emotions and started to speak.
It’s a tough situation for all of us. We should face this critical situation bravely. Don’t lose hope. I am with you and I need your support.
The ministers showed their support for their brave princess by clapping hands together.
Ministers: Rani Ji, what should we do now?
Rani Velu Nachiyar: I’ll fight with the British soldiers.
On hearing these words, the ministers were shocked.
Ministers: Rani Ji, how is it possible?
Rani Velu Nachiyar: I have learned the martial arts and archery and I am well versed in horse riding too.
Ministers: Rani Ji, we all know about your fighting nature but the situation is critical now. We have lost nearly half of our soldiers and it would be difficult to fight against our enemies.
Rani Velu Nachiyar: whatever may be the situation, we have to fight against our enemies and it is our responsibility to protect our own land.
Rani Velu Nachiyar then gave orders to all of her ministers to gather in a hall along with the soldiers. Then she devised a plan to attack the British.
Rani Velu Nachiyar makes the necessary arrangements to give first aid to the wounded soldiers and ordered the women and the children in the palace to escape through a secret route.
Rani Velu Nachiyar: the British would though that the war has come to an end after the demise of our maharaja. They may not expect an attack from our side. We should not miss this opportunity.
Rani Velu Nachiyar along with the fearless soldiers attacked the British. The fight continued for several days and finally Rani has been left with only few soldiers. The ministers have decided to save their valorous queen and her daughter.
Rani Velu Nachiyar and her daughter managed to escape from the British and lead a secret life for eight years. In those eight years Rani Velu Nachiyar managed to form an army and started getting support from those who are ready to fight with the British.
Rani Velu Nachiyar: Before we attack the British we have to destroy their resources.
Ministers: Rani Ji, how can we do that?
Rani Velu Nachiyar: it is possible through a suicide attack.
Ministers: on hearing those words the ministers and the soldiers were shocked.
I have escaped from the British not for my life. I was in need of more soldiers and support from the neighboring dynasties. Now it’s the time for us to attack the British.
Rani Velu Nachiyar: Is anyone of you is ready to sacrifice your life for the nation?
Kuyili: Rani Ji, I am ready to sacrifice my life and it would be an honor for me.
Rani Velu Nachiyar devised the plan of suicide attack and at the end of the attack Kuyili destroyed the place where the British army stored their ammunition. Rani Velu Nachiyar formed a women’s army and her adopted daughter leads the army. Her daughter also died after destroying the enemies’ arsenal.
Rani Velu Nachiyar regained her kingdom due to her fighting nature and ruled for many years. She is definitely a role model for women.