Rani Lakshmi bai

I’m going to write about Rani Lakshmi bai is who inspired me. She is a popular brave queen of India, who is well known for her confidence and strength. Within a little span of life, she has achieved plenty of fan followings among different countries. She formed a volunteer army for saving both the men and women from several kinds of hassles and fights. Her wisdom, courage, and bravery are amazing and she is an icon of the Independence Movement. Born Manikarnika (alias Manu), Lakshmibai had a very different childhood. When girls her age revealed in dolls and dreams, Manu sported with horses and swords, stuff that a boy’s world was made of.
She married the ruler of Jhansi and bore him a royal heir too. Even as Jhansi rejoiced, Lakshmibai’s world came crashing with the death of her son, barely 4 months old and soon, the broken hearted king.

A widowed Rani and a princely state with only an adopted incumbent to the throne! The English seized the opportunity to annexe Jhansi under the Doctrine of Lapse. But Rani Lakshmibai would not part with what was rightfully hers.

The English laid siege to Jhansi. Rising to the occasion, Lakshmibai mobilized volunteers, even women to put up a stiff resistance. Her prowess astounded the English, who acknowledged her as the most dangerous combatant in the 1857 rebellion. Lakshmibai finally died of her wounds in Gwalior, a martyr at the age of twenty-three.

Rani Lakshmibai stands out as the epitome of heroic valour, immortalized by the Subhadra Kumari Chauhan’s ballad – ‘KhoobLadi Mardani Woh To Jhansi Wali Rani Thi’

Sailaja Alla,
Vikas The Concept School,