The Queen of Jhansi
Seagull Books, 2010 - 325 من الصفحات
Lakshmibai, the Queen of Jhansi, a legendary Indian heroine, led her troops against the British in the uprising of 1857, which is now widely described as the first Indian War of Independence. The image of the young warrior queen who died on the battlefield but not in the minds of her people captured the imagination of novelist Mahasweta Devi, who undertook extensive research that encompassed family reminiscence, oral literature, local histories, and more traditional sources. From these she wove a very personal history of a heroine--an unusual woman, widowed at an early age, who grew from a free-spirited child into an independent young leader.
Devi's resulting work traces the history of the growing resistance to the British, while building a detailed picture of Lakshmibai as a complex, spirited, full-blooded woman who wears her long tresses unbound at the same time as she prefers a male attire on horseback; who is a cool-headed and far-sighted leader of men, full of warm concern for her soldiers; as well as a mother who worries about her infant son's well-being. Simultaneously a history, a biography, and an imaginative work of fiction, this book is a valuable contribution to the reclamation of history and historiography by feminist writers.
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He assumed charge of two army brigades of the Central India Field Force on 17 December 1857. The first , the newly named Malwa Field Force , was in Mau , and the second brigade remained in Sihori . Led by C. S. Steuart of the Bombay ...
But he did not feel right leaving the Second Brigade behind while they were ill with sunstroke . He left some soldiers from the First Brigade to help those in the Second Brigade . The Queen and the Nawab of Banda , aware of the state of ...
... the Indian troops off the Jalalpur - Kalpi Road so the First Brigade could safely pass through towards Golaoli . ... Brigades , and on 15 May , he was to assist the Sec- ond Brigade reach Diapura village , which was near Tehri .