My rating: 3 of 5 stars
The time-line of the story is when British are on their way to get hold of whole India. This truly depicts how the royal family in India has become at that time. Just enjoying the present and never giving any thought to state/people. Premchand wrote the story in comic way which is enjoyable.
The story is about two royal persons.
Their desire for the game is amazing. Same is true for their irresponsibility toward their families and state. When the city Lucknow was being captured by the British they are enjoying the game far from all this in an old broken fort.