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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If you go and sit among these people at twilight , you will hear them talking about the Queen of Jhansi . For you and me , the Queen of Jhansi is merely a page in his- tory . If you say to these people that the Queen died long ago ...
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 .
author and advocate from Jhansi , about the money that had been due to Damodar . It was seen after checking into the legalities that the money in the Jhansi treasury was trust money for a minor ; the Queen's rights over it were never ...