The Ranee of Jhansi D.V. Tahmankar

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The Ranee of Jhansi  by  D.V. Tahmankar

The Ranee of Jhansi by D.V. Tahmankar
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Born on the banks of the Ganges at Benares, little Manakarnika was a charged and precocious girland she was destined to be etched in history as the towering queen of the Revolt of 1857. A touching yet accurate portrait of this Indian Boadicea, TheMoreBorn on the banks of the Ganges at Benares, little Manakarnika was a charged and precocious girland she was destined to be etched in history as the towering queen of the Revolt of 1857. A touching yet accurate portrait of this Indian Boadicea, The Ranee of Jhansi as a biography also puts the events of the mutiny and the actual role of Lakshmibai in it, into perspective.

The writer takes you on a journey through the plains and hills of central India which in 1857 could havebut such is the fatalism of historyturned around Indias future forever. It makes for a breathless reading from beginning to endthrough the circumstances that led to the revolt and through the vivid scenes of the glorious battle at Jhansi.A woman of the strongest Mahratta mettle, Lakshmibai had an intuitive grasp of warfare, astute judgement of the enemys power and an indomitable will that made her fight even in the face of defeat.

And being a young Brahmin widow of thirty who led a whole army, she inadvertently created one of the greatest ironies in Indian history, when she was declared the best man on the rebel side!



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