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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He wrote : Jhansi , 21-11-1853 ( noon ) . I regret to inform you that Maharaja Gangadhar died at one in the afternoon today . I will act according to the instructions of your letter of the 2nd . I will assume charge over the kingdom ...
Malcolm , in turn , sent that letter to J. P. Grant , secretary to Dalhousie , and wrote : I am sending a kharita from Lakshmibai , the Queen of Jhansi , and a genealogical record of the royal dynasty of Jhansi to the Honourable ...
They wrote : Lord Dalhousie wrote that because this district was located in the midst of other states of Bundelkhand held by the British , with its pos- session the internal administration of Bundel- khand would improve in general .