On 19 November 1828, the Queen of Jhansi, Rani Laxmibai was brought into the world in Varanasi. The Rani of Jhansi was a significant piece of the Revolt of 1857 and subsequently, it is important to find out about her life and part in the Revolt for the IAS test current history section.
Rani Lakshmibai: Personal Life
In May 1852, Manikarnika was hitched to Gangadhar Rao Newalkar (Maharaja of Jhansi) and was later names as Lakshmibai according to the customs. In 1851, Lakshmibai brought forth her child Damodar Rao who passed on following 4 months. The couple later embraced Gangadhar Rao’s cousin, who was renamed, Damodar Rao. The technique of adaption was completed within the sight of a British official. A letter was given to the official from the Maharaja with the guidelines that the received kid ought to be given due regard and Jhansi ought to be given to Lakshmibai for her whole lifetime.
In any case, in November 1853, after the passing of Maharaja, British East India Company, applied Doctrine of Lapse, under the Governor-General Lord Dalhousie. Under this arrangement, Damodar Rao’s case to the seat was dismissed as he was received child of Maharaja and Rani. In March 1854, Lakshmibai was given Rs. 60,000 as yearly annuity and was approached to leave the royal residence.
Rani Lakshmibai: Death
On June 17, in Kotah-ki-Serai near the Phool Bagh of Gwalior, the British forces charged the Indian forces commanded by Rani Lakshmibai. The British Army killed 5,000 Indian soldiers. Rani Lakshmibai was unhorsed and was wounded. There are two views on her death: Some people say that she was bleeding on the roadside and upon recognising the soldier fired at him. She was dispatched with his carbine. However, another view is that she was dressed as a cavalry leader and was badly wounded. Rani did not want the British forces to capture her body and told hermit to burn it. Rani Lakshmibai died on June 18, 1858.