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 33
... and in case we take over the rule of Jhansi , his opinions about the probable number of soldiers necessary . 1. Earlier , when Jhansi was under our rule , several chieftains had irritated us but their powers are diminished now .
India was suffocating in the stranglehold of English rule . Of course the English brought about scientific progress , without which today's world would not exist , but only in their own interests . Apart from a few social servants sym- ...
... farmers and commoners into a noble cause and organize a coherent struggle for freedom . Nana Saheb and Tatia Topi demanded the loyalty of the people of central India with slogans for re - establishing rule of the Peshwas .