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on Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:42 am
With selected 1500 soldiers, Rani decided to go to Kalpi leaving her fort in the midnight and she cut the siege and went to Kalpi.
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on Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:43 am
Tying her adopted son on her back, riding on a horse, she cut the siege with sword; but most of her soldiers got killed. She swiftly went to Kalpi only with one of her maids.
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on Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:43 am
At Kalpi, Rani met Shrimant Nanasaheb Peshave and Tatya Tope. Later, along with them only, she fought with the British.
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on Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:43 am
At one place, Rani went to battle field with her chief ‘Sardar’; there was a huge fight but she had to face defeat. At a place near Kalpi, she met Godse Guruji, who was in her service earlier.
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on Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:43 am
During that meeting, she told him about the participation in 1857 revolt.
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on Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:43 am
Rani told Godse Guruji that she had very few things left with her (She could have lived peacefully with whatever the British offered her); ‘I am a widow and had no needs; but thinking about all Hindus and Dharma, I thought of taking such action.’
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on Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:44 am
Shrimant Nanasaheb Peshave, Tatya Tope and Rani Lakshmibai won over Gwalior; but Jayajiraje Shinde, who had run away, took help of the British and attacked again.
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At Gwalior, a battle was fought during which Rani was hit with a bullet; but in that condition also, she kept on fighting. Finally, she was hit with sword and fell from her horse; but Tatya Tope immediately took her body and broke the siege. He cremated her and did last rites.
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on Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:44 am
Thus, Rani Lakshmibai, who fought for her Dharma, is known even today as a brave queen as ‘Khub Ladi Mardani, woh to Jhanisiwali Rani Thi !’
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Lakshmi Bai, also spelled Laxmi Bai, (born c. November 19, 1835, Kashi, India—died June 17, 1858, Kotah-ki-Serai, near Gwalior), rani (queen) of Jhansi and a leader of the Indian Mutiny of 1857–58.
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Brought up in the household of the peshwa (ruler) Baji Rao II, Lakshmi Bai had an unusual upbringing for a Brahman girl. Growing up with the boys in the peshwa’s court, she was trained in martial arts and became proficient in sword fighting and riding.
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She married the maharaja of Jhansi, Gangadhar Rao, but was widowed without bearing a surviving heir to the throne. Following established Hindu tradition, just before his death the maharaja adopted a boy as his heir.
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on Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:45 am
Lord Dalhousie, the British governor-general of India, refused to recognize the adopted heir and annexed Jhansi in accordance with the doctrine of lapse.
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on Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:45 am
An agent of the East India Company was posted in the small kingdom to look after administrative matters.
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The 22-year-old queen refused to cede Jhansi to the British. Shortly after the beginning of the mutiny in 1857, which broke out in Meerut, Lakshmi Bai was proclaimed the regent of Jhansi, and she ruled on behalf of the minor heir.
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on Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:46 am
Joining the uprising against the British, she rapidly organized her troops and assumed charge of the rebels in the Bundelkhand region.
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on Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:46 am
Mutineers in the neighbouring areas headed toward Jhansi to offer her support.
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Under Gen. Hugh Rose, the East India Company’s forces had begun their counteroffensive in Bundelkhand by January 1858. Advancing from Mhow, Rose captured Saugor (now Sagar) in February and then turned toward Jhansi in March.
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on Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:46 am
The company’s forces surrounded the fort of Jhansi, and a fierce battle raged. Offering stiff resistance to the invading forces, Lakshmi Bai did not surrender even after her troops were overwhelmed and the rescuing army of Tantia Tope, another rebel leader, was defeated at the Battle of Betwa.
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on Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:46 am
Lakshmi Bai managed to escape from the fort with a small force of palace guards and headed eastward, where other rebels joined her.
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Tantia Tope and Lakshmi Bai then mounted a successful assault on the city-fortress of Gwalior.
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The treasury and the arsenal were seized, and Nana Sahib, a prominent leader, was proclaimed as the peshwa (ruler).
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After taking Gwalior, Lakshmi Bai marched east to Morar to confront a British counterattack led by Rose.
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on Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:47 am
Dressed as a man, she fought a fierce battle and was killed in combat.
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