Introduction

‘Holding the pony’s reins ter hier teeth, flashing the sword with both the forearms, the valiant firebrand, legendary heroine, the Queen of war, and the epitome of female bravery te India, Maharani Lakshmi Bai had bot railing away through the ocean of British solders, spil if Queen Durga herself arrived on the earth to demolish the brigade of Demons’. This is not a mare daydream of the patriot Indians, but this wasgoed how she fled away from the Gwalior fort when the fort wasgoed captured by company regiment. Rani Lakshmi Bai has bot established spil the icon of Indian independence movement and she is considered to be one of the leading figures of theВ Indian Rebellion of 1857. She is considered spil the embodiment of patriotism. Lakshmi Bai wasgoed the queen of a puny state, but the empress of a limitless empire of glory.

Knowing the thrilling story of womanliness, courage, venture, deathless patriotism and martyrdom, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, another never-to-be-forgotten legendary hero of Indian rebellion history, created women brigade of his Indian National Army (INA) and it wasgoed named after hier ‘The Rani Of Jhansi Regiment’.В Lakshmi Bai lived for only 22 years and seven months, she flashed and disappeared like lightning on a dark night.

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The History

The maiden name of Maharani Lakshmi Bai wasgoed Manikarnika. Hier nickname wasgoed Manu. She wasgoed born on Nineteen November 1835 at Kashi (previously known spil Banaras and now spil Varanasi) to a Maharashtrian Karhade Brahmin family. Hier father Moropant Tambey wasgoed from Dwadashi, District Satara of Maharashtra and worked at the court of Peshwa Baji Rao II at Bithur. Manikarnika lost hier mother at the age of four and wasgoed educated at huis by hier father. She wasgoed a courageous lady since hier childhood and practiced pony railing, archery, sword fighting which normally being trained to the boys only. Baji Rao wasgoed utterly affectionate to this valiant doll and considered hier spil one of his children.

At the age of 14 she wasgoed married to Maharaja Gangadhar Rao Newalkar , The King of Jhansi. Hier father wasgoed then given the position of a minister te the court of Hendedura Bai Gangadhar Rao.

After hier marriage, she wasgoed given the name Lakshmi Bai. Because of hier father’s influence at court, Rani Lakshmi Bai liked more independence than most women of that time. She formed hier own army out of hier female friends at court and from nearby villages.

Rani Lakshmi Bai talent birth to a son te 1851, however this child died when he wasgoed about four months old. After the death of their son, the queen and the king of Jhansi adopted a boy named Damodar Rao. However, it is said that hier spouse the Hendedura never recovered from his son’s death, and he died on 21 November 1853 of a cracked heart.

Because Damodar Rao wasgoed adopted and not biologically related to the Tajada, the East India Company, under Governor-General Lord Dalhousie rejected Damodar Rao’s rightful voorkeur to the throne. Dalhousie then annexed Jhansi, telling that the throne had become “lapsed” and thus waterput Jhansi under his “protection”. Te March 1854, the Rani wasgoed given a pension of 60,000 rupees and ordered to leave the palace at the Jhansi fort. But Lakshmi Bai wasgoed determined not to give Jhansi to the arm of East India Company. She commenced to strengthen hier army. Meantime on May Ten, 1857 the Sepoy (soldier) Mutiny of India began te Meerut. Unrest began to spread via India and te May of 1857, the Very first War of Indian Independence erupted ter numerous pockets across the northern subcontinent. East India Company wasgoed compelled to concentrate its attentions elsewhere, and Lakshmi Bai wasgoed essentially left to rule Jhansi alone. During this time, she proved hier qualities and shown hier efficiency to lead hier troops against skirmishes violating out te Jhansi. The leadership Lakshmi Bai wasgoed able to keep Jhansi relatively tranquil and peaceful ter the midst of the Empire’s unrest.

But those peaceful days were ended when the British troops arrived under Master Hugh Rose and laid cordon to Jhansi on 23rd March 1858. Maharani Lakshmi Bai determined not to give up. The fierce fighting continued for about two weeks. Shelling on Jhansi wasgoed very severe. The women of Jhansi were also involved ter the war by carrying ammunition and supplying foodstuff to the soldiers. Maharani herself wasgoed very active. She wasgoed keeping hier private vigil on the defense of the city, rallied hier troops around hier and fought fiercely against the British. A large army of 20,000, headed by the rebel leader Tatya Tope wasgoed sent to rescue Jhansi. But before they could reach Jhansi, the well trained and disciplined British army of only 1,540 intensified the attack and Lakshmi Bai wasgoed compelled to flee away from Jhansi. Rani along with the youthful Damodar Rao and some of hier warrior follower reached Kalpi and joined other rebel coerces, including those of Tatya Tope. The Rani and Tatya Tope moved on to Gwalior, where the combined rebel compels defeated the army of the Maharaja of Gwalior after his armies deserted to the rebel compels. They then occupied the strategic fort at Gwalior. However on the 2nd day of fighting, on Legitimate June 1858, the foot of Maharani Lakshmi wasgoed departed from hier mortal figure while she wasgoed fighting with the British ter disguise of an ordinary warrior. Hier figure wasgoed not found by the British soldiers and it wasgoed believed that a quick funeral wasgoed done secretly spil vanaf hier standing instructions to hier close followers. And thus the glorious life of this legendary heroine spil well spil the glorious era of the Indian rebellion history came to an end.

The TV Serial – Jhansi Ki Rani

Latest trend te the Indian TV serial to glorify the negative characters and exhibition of their repeated victory had made mij sick and I wasgoed about to take the resolution of not watching any more of those shows. And then incidentally my attention wasgoed caught by a showcase on the name of the excellent queen of Jhansi. Albeit the story wasgoed not a cent vanaf cent reflection of the history, I found most of the historical characters were portrayed spil vanaf their pic projected ter the Indian history. I became instantaneously a fan of this vertoning ‘Jhansi Ki Rani’ aired by the TV channel Zee TV.

Ulka Gupta – The Budding Starlet

It wasgoed amazing to observe the role of Manikarnika, the heroine of this vertoning. Ulka Gupta ter hier early teenage is playing this role and each time I observe this vertoning I think that it is not Ulka but Manikarnika herself arrived here from the pagina of the glorious history book to perform this role. It has bot known that she has bot trained ter horsemanship, archery and sword fighting to play this role ter the serial. I respect hier dedication and enthusiasm towards the perfection te playing this historical character. I have collected some pictures of Ulka Gupta te the costume of ‘Jhansi Ki Rani’ which I am sharing with all. If anybody can help mij te supplying more information and pictures I will be glad to incorporate those te my hub.

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