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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I believe that letter as well will be forwarded to you . Later , Ellis did send both of these letters on to Malcolm who was the current regent of Gwalior , Rewa and Bundelkhand . He was constantly travelling on busi- ness .
The Queen sealed the letter with her insignia and Ellis had a translation of the Farsi letter forwarded to Malcolm who was then in Camp Bhilsia . Malcolm , in turn , sent that letter to J. P. Grant , secretary to Dalhousie , and wrote ...
29-4-1854 ( letter no . 39 ) Copies made from various documents procured until now about the inclusion of Jhansi are being sent herewith . 29-4-1855 Signed : Dalhousie , J. Dorin , Lowe , Halliday . The Queen's elaborate kharita must ...