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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Signed : J. Dorin , 9-12-1853 2. Let this matter be unresolved until the return of the Governor General . Meanwhile , the Viceroy ought to maintain undisturbed peace in Jhansi while it is under his management . Nothing sho- uld obstruct ...
III Signed : M. Ainslie , Viceroy Bundelkhand , 16-2-1824 M. Ainslie to Bhikhaji Nana , Kamdar of Jhansi : Thank you for suppressing the rebellion in Kunch district led by Minna Pandit of Parashan . Signed : M. Ainslie , Viceroy ...
Signed : R. R. Ellis , Jhansi , 16-2-1854 Malcolm received this letter while he was in Rewa . It was 27-2-1854 . The next day he sent the kharita to J. P. Grant : Camp Rewa , To J. P. Grant , from D. A. Malcolm .