The 1857 uprising is considered by many to be India’s first war of independence. The role of Lakshmibai, the Rani of Jhansi, in that uprising was an inspiration for later Indian freedom fighters and her name has passed into legend as that of a fearless queen who resisted the might of the colonial British forces.
Unjustly deprived of her kingdom by the British, Lakshmibai mounted a brave resistance against the British while being insidiously drawn into the sepoy uprising of 1857. Her leadership and bravery captured the hearts of her subjects, and till this day, she lives on as a symbol of hope against tyranny in the hearts of countless patriots.
This graphic biography of Lakshmibai portrays this remarkable queen as she was, without resorting to mythical exaggeration, and depicts how she led her band of troops against the British forces in the backdrop of the Indian uprising of 1857.
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