: Anant Pai
32 Pages, 7" X 9.5", Paperback
: India Book House Pvt. Ltd.
of publication: 2002
Id : co71
From the Publisher
Rani Lakshmibai of Jhansi is among those national
heroines whose name conjures up visions of
tremendous bravery and dauntless courage against
overwhelming odds. She was not aggressive by
nature and it was only when the British threatened
to annex her small kingdom that she took up arms.
Rani Lakshmibai was undoubtedly one of the bravest
of the leaders of the Indian Mutiny of 1857 and
was always out at the forefront of every battle,
encouraging her troops. She was also extremely
shrewd and possessed all the qualities of a good
leader. When she died fighting on the battlefield
the morale of the mutiny broke and the other rebel
leaders -Tatya Tope, Rao Sahib and the Nawab of
Banda -were unable to offer much resistance. And
so a chapter of the heroic defiance against better
equipped forces came to an end. The unforgettable
memory of Rani Lakshmibai of Jhansi however
remained - the memory of a person of unbreakable
pride and utter fearlessness.
The bards of
Central India still sing of the valour and virtues
of the Rani, who held her own against not only her
Bundela enemies but also the mighty British.