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Rani Lakshmibai-Contributions to the revolt of 1857
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A small biography of Rani Lakshmi Bai
Rani Lakshmi Bai, the queen of Jhansi, represents a symbol of resistance to British rule in India. Affectionately called Manu, she was married to Raja Gangadhar Rao, the Maharaja of Jhansi in 1842. She gave birth to a son in 1851, but this child died when he was about four months old. In 1853, the couple was forced to adopt a child as Gangadhar Rao fell very ill and was in need of a heir.
Why is she so famous?
Lord Dalhousie tried to annex Jhansi under the Doctrine of Lapse. But Rani was determined to defend Jhansi. She fought valiantly and was even able to acquire Gwalior from the Sindhia rulers, who were British allies. But eventually, the Rani reached her martyrdom at Kalpi, near Jhansi. Because of her unprecedented bravery, courage and wisdom, and her progressive views on women’s empowerment, and due to her sacrifices, she became an icon of Indian nationalist movement.
-Rani Lakshmibai, the widowed queen of Raja Gangadhar Rao of Jhansi (Tantia Tope joined her and they defeated the Scindia of Gwalior, but both were defeated by Sir Hugh Rose. She died on Jun 17, 1858, while Tantia was later captured and executed).
-Kunwar Singh and Amar Singh (Bihar)
-Maulavi Ahmedullah (First Awadh and then Rohilkhand).
-Devi Singh of Mathura.
-Kadam Singh of Meerut
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What is Doctrine of Lapse?
According to the Doctrine, any princely state or territory under the direct influence of the British East India Company , as a vassal state under the British Subsidiary System, would automatically be annexed, if the ruler did not have a natural heir to the throne.
To know more about Doctrine of Lapse
Some unheard contributors to the revolt