Open access: From hope to betrayal

Reggie Raju, Jill Claassen


The Indian movie Panipat: The great betrayal tells the story of a small army going against a strong invading force. The intention of the small army was to forge relationships en route to engaging this mighty army from the North. Having “secured” allies to engage this common enemy, the army from the South began the battle. In the midst of the battle, significant members of the allied forces made alternate self-serving agreements with the mighty invading force. The small army from the south was crushed. However, the mighty invading force also suffered a loss—the events resulted in a loss of favor with the ruler that had led the army into India.

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