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.
من داخل الكتاب
النتائج 1-3 من 39
At about this time Jhansi was endangered by repeat- ed attacks from the states of Orchha and Datia . It should be remembered that almost all of Bundelkhand was part of Orchha once . After the Maratha occupation , the boun- daries of ...
According to the Queen's stepmother Chimabai , a truce was arbitrated between Lakshmibai , the Queen of Jhansi , and Ladain Dulaiya , the Queen of Orchha , by Jagirdar Chaube of Kalinjar and Madan Singh of Banpur .
The British policy regarding the strife between Jhansi and Orchha should be scrutinized . Erskine himself hand- ed the governing of Jhansi over to the Queen . Yet when he presented his weekly report to the higher authorities about the ...