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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There were 400 infantry men with bayonets in the 12th Regiment Native Infantry ( Left wing ) and 219 riders of the 14th - regular Cavalry ( Right wing ) in Jhansi . Captain Dunlop of the 12th Regiment was the officer - in - charge .
... the first brigade in Mau had : One squadron ( 14th Light Dragoons ) One Troop ( 3rd Bombay Light Cavalry ) Two regiments ( Hyderabad Contingent Cavalry ) Two companies ( 86th Regiment and 25th Bom- bay Native Infantry ) One regiment ...
Raines did so with both the 95th Regiment and the 10th Regiment Native Infantry . Gul Muhammad was among the Indians and while retreating with the Gwalior Contingent , he fired volley after volley of bullets to block the advance of the ...