Jang Bahadur Rana

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...but it must be a very small corner into which the Nepalese would be forced before they would fly at British...

Jang Bahadur Kunwar Ranaji (18 June 1817 – 25 February 1877) was the Eighth Prime Minister of Nepal and founder of the Rana dynasty.

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  • A cat would fly at an elephant if it were forced into a corner, but it must be a very small corner into which the Nepalese would be forced before they would fly at British or cease to be their faithful ally.
    • Jung Bahadur threatened Captain Cavenagh on the British imperialism as quoted in page 75 of Tyagi, Sushila (1974). Indo-Nepalese Relations: (1858 - 1914). India: Concept Publishing Company. 
  • If you want to earn good name, you must go of greed and comparison. If you see idle men in need of help, don't make them pay court to you, rather get some work out of them. If it will please the masses, don't hesitate to kill even your own son. Forget about jealousy and anger, forget about wealth, and make moves that please largest section of population. Don't hesitate to add good men to your inner council: given them status, but don't chase after status yourself. Make your countrymen, as well as foreigners, believe that you mete out justice fairly, and that you see everyone as family. If you have to lie in the course of politics, do it by deluding masses so that they remain happy. It will then be easy to remain Prime Minister. Otherwise, there will be trouble. If you do anything that makes people unhappy, you will face real danger real fast.
    • Quoted in letter (in Nepali) sent to his brother PM Bam Bahadur Kunwar. English translations retrieved from [1]

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