Today, 158 years after the dearest Jhansi ki Rani kicked the bucket in fight, her memory should be restored.
The Indian battle against the provincial British forces made saints; men and ladies who have completely re-composed histories. The Rani of Jhansi – Rani Lakshmi Bai – was one such legend.
Conceived in 1828, her dauntlessness, patriotism and military ability has propelled old stories and she has been recalled in history as a dedicated mother and a constant warrior.
Standard history books recall that her as one of the main figures of the Revolution of 1857 and an image of imperviousness to the British Raj. She and her armed force drove a disobedience to General Hugh Rose’s Central India Field Force. Legend has it that dressed as a sowar (trooper in the mounted force), she tackled a foe warrior with her newborn child on her back. She was unhorsed and injured in the experience. In another rendition of the legend, a hurt and draining Lakshmi Bai shot at a foe trooper before he shot her.
History is once in a while objective “truth.” Histories are points of view and in this way, different. Whatever the certainties, Lakshmi Bai has stood out forever as the lady who made her imprint in a customarily male space. Mainstream account has made it advantageous for her to arrange sex limits — she is both valorous on the combat zone and the mother of a child, bound to be top dog. She is Bharat Mata, the indication of she who battles for the ‘children of her dirt’ and she whose ‘humility and temperance’ should never be offended.
On her passing commemoration, let us recollect a lady who took fate into her own particular hands and kicked the bucket for a cause she had confidence in.