English_Master March 9, 2016 No Comments
RANI LAKSHMI BAI “History is created with legends as history in its ancient origins grew out of legends. Heroes and heroines of ancient legends    are not flesh-and-blood humans. They belong to mythical time and perform feats far beyond the abilities of ordinary human beings. Many such individuals get endowed with the halo of a hero or a heroine. Their lives and deeds become the subject of popular legends, songs and stories, foil India those who are seen to have sacrificed their lives for the country’s freedom quickly become recipients of the reverence for heroes. Freedom fighters have an automatic pass to enter the hallowed national  pantheon. It then becomes a sacrilege—almost an act of treason to re-evaluate such national figures. Rani Lakshmibai, the queen of Jhansi is one such individual.” Rani Lakshmi Bai, the fiery Queen of Jhansi, also known as the Rani of Jhansi, was born on 19th November, 1835 at Kashi. Her father Moropanth was a Brahmin and her mother Bhagirathi Bai was a cultured, intelligent and orthodox lady. Mannikarnika (Manu) was the name of Rani Lakshmi Bai in her childhood. When she was only four years of age, she lost her mother. The complete responsibility of the young girl fell on the father. She completed her...
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