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Rani Jhansi

February 15, 2017
Qasas Ul Ambiya
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Bey Zaban Khuda
February 19, 2017

Rani Jhansi


H istorical novel based on Lakshmi Bai, the Rani of Jhansi a well known as the queen of Jhansi, was one of the leading figures of the Indian Rebellion of 1857, and a symbol of resistance to British rule in India. She was married to Maharaja of Jhansi in 1842 but he died on 21 November 1853. East India Company annexed Jhansi and ordered her to leave the palace and the Jhansi fort but it was denied by her. British troops arrived under Sir Hugh Rose and laid siege to Jhansi on 23 March 1858. She fought fiercely but her inexperienced soldiers turned and fled shortly after the British began to attack on 31st March. Lakshmi Bai escaped by jumping from the wall at night with her adopted son and fled from her city, surrounded by her guards, many of them women.
On 17th of June 1858 while battling in full warrior regalia against the 8th (King's Royal Irish) Hussars in Kotah-ki Serai near the Phool Bagh area of Gwalior, she died. In the British report of the battle, General Hugh Rose commented that the Rani, "remarkable for her beauty, cleverness and perseverance", had been "the most dangerous of all the rebel leaders".
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