Thursday, November 4, 2010

A glimpse on the life of Rani Laxmi Bai, a great warrior& legendary figure of Pre- Independence era as flashed on the f.b. on Nov.4,2010.

Bishwa Nath Singh :

While we are busy celebrating Dhanteras today and Diwali on the 5th of November 2010,let us think over the greatest heroine of the First war of India's Freedom who lived for only twenty four years and had became a widow in her eighteenth year. Jhansi, of which she was the queen, was in the grip of the cunning, cruel British. She was the embodiment of patriotism, self-respect and heroism. She was the queen of a small state, but the Empress of a limitless empire of glory.Let us pay our homage to her who will be remembered for long because of her heroine deeds!

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Bishwa Nath Singh:

Rani Laxmi Bai is very popular legendary figure of our Pre-Independence era. she is widely known as the bravest soldier of the first war of Indian Independence. She was born on November 16,1834 in Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh.Her name was Man...ikarnika or Manu.She was very brave right from her childhood. At the age of eight,she was married to Raja Gangadhar Rao of Jhansi.She was the second wife of Raja Gangadhar.She had given birth of a son who had lived for a very short life. After death of her husband, she adopted a son and appointed him as a successor. During those periods. Lord Dalhousie had introduced the system of “Doctrine of Lapse”. It meant that if a ruler of a state died without leaving a natural born heir, the kingdom would lapse to the British Empire ,Any adopted son of the deceased king was not entitled to get the throne. Lord Dalhousie on this basis, annexed Jhansi. Just to revolt against this decision, the Rani organized on her own accord her own army waiting for the right moment to teach lesson to the British On June 4,1857,the Sepoy regiment stationed at Jhansi revolted by breaking the British Control and enabled Rani Laxmi Bai to rule Jhansi till March 1858.The British forces under the leadership of Sir Hugh Rose lead a protracted siege on Jhansi.Though, Laxmi Bai had put up a stiff resistance, she was ultimately forced to flee Jhansi. She managed to escape and joined forces with Tatya Tope,the lieutenant of Nana Saheb. The British forces pursued her at Kalpi & inflicted a crushing defeat but she surprised them by capturing Gwalior.The British enemy forces had surrounded Laxmi Bai.Thogh, she tried to retreat but she was fatally wounded and died on the June 18,1858 at the age of twenty four on the battlefield. Even her enemies praised her as an efficient fighter to save the country from the clutches of the British.Sir Hugh Rose had rightly said that though, she was a lady but she was the bravest and best military leader of the rebels She became a legendary figure. Her brave deeds had inspired future generations to learn lesson from her life .The song” Khub lari Mardani,wah to Jhansi ki Rani thee”( The queen of Jhansi had fought British Army very bravely).Let us pay our respectful homage to Rani Laxmi Bai and seek Her bliss for well-being of all living being of this country !

Manjula Rishi Thank you for your artical was good to remember the brave lady.

Sunita Kachhwaha Saini Jansi ki Rani..brave warrier great examples..
November 4,2010

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