Rani Lakshmi Bai Jayanti: Twitterati Pays Tribute to Manikarnika Jhansi Ki Rani Who Rebelled Against Doctrine of Lapse

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Rani Lakshmi Bai Jayanti: Twitterati Pays Tribute to Manikarnika Jhansi Ki Rani Who Rebelled Against Doctrine of Lapse

Rani of Jhansi’s name is etched in the history books and she is credited as an exemplary and iconic woman that should be emulated. Today is Rani Lakshmi Bai's birth anniversary.

Rani Lakshmi Bai or the Rani of Jhansi was born today on November 19, 1828, in Varanasi in a Marathi Brahmin family. She is revered and known for her courage, valour and bravery that she showed on the battlefield against the British officers. Rani Lakshmi Bai was one of the leaders of the Indian Rebellion of 1857. She led the fight against the British rule and the first Indian freedom struggle of 1857. Rani of Jhansi’s name is etched in the history books and she is credited as an exemplary and iconic woman that should be emulated. Twitterati went out of its way to remember the queen’s courage and bravery on her birth anniversary or Jayanti. Rani Lakshmi Bai was named Manikarnika at the time of her birth and later on when she married her name was changed to Lakshmi Bai.

Rani Lakshmi Bai was married to Maharaja of Jhansi, Raja Gangadhar Rao Newalkar, in May 1842 but the marriage was short-lived as the king soon died. Rani Lakshmi Bai and the Maharaja had a son called Damodar Rao who died within four months and they later adopted the son of Gangadhar Rao’s cousin and named him Damodar Rao. However, after the death of the Maharaja, the British denied to accept Damodar Rao as the heir of the Maharaja and applied the Doctrine of Lapse in Jhansi, rejecting Damodar Rao’s claim to the throne and annexing the state to its territories. This rule made Rani of Jhansi take up arms against the British East India Company and she revolted against the oppressive rule. Rani Lakshmi Bai Birth Anniversary: TV Actresses Avika Gor, Kamya Punjabi And Others Pay Tribute to Jhansi Ki Rani

Sample a few tweets below:

The greatest among heroes

Khub ladi mardani, woh to Jhansi wali Rani thi

The Warrior Queen

She would always be a source of inspiration

Suresh Prabhu paid his tribute to Rani Lakshmi Bai

The great freedom fighter

The fearless Rani of Jhansi

Watch Shubha Mudgal render Subhadra Kumari Chauhan’s epic poem ‘Jhansi Wali Rani’ in Parliament on the 150 years of India’s first Freedom Movement

Rani Lakshmi Bai or Rani of Jhansi as she is popularly known as is one of the most loved, revered and looked up to rulers of India. She was an iron lady who through her bravery and a keen sense of injustice ensured that even after 189 years of her birth she is still remembered. Many movies and poems have been written on her bravery, but the most famous one is the Hindi poem ‘Jhansi Wali Rani’ written by Subhadra Kumari Chauhan. It is an immensely emotionally charged poem which is taught in schools across the length and breadth of India. Manikarnika – The Queen of Jhansi is the upcoming movie of Kangana Ranaut based on the life of the ruler. Kangana Ranaut is playing the role of Rani Lakshmi Bai.