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THE RANI OF JHANSI

by Prince Michael of Greece and Denmark

  • Category History
  • Format PB
  • Imprint
  • Price 295
  1. ISBN: 978-81-291-2962-8
  2. Pages: 396 pages
  3. Date: August 2013

ABOUT THIS BOOK

A fictional account of the life of Lakshmibai, the heroic warrior-queen, The Rani of Jhansi vibrantly portrays one of the bravest women in Indian history. Along with the throne, Lakshmibai inherits steep challenges—she becomes a widow to a deceased king and mother to an adopted heir. Her brother-in-law aggressively contends her right to the throne, and the ominous presence of the British spells uncertainty for Jhansi’s future. Meanwhile, war clouds gather as several states prepare to fight against foreign domination. A rebellion seems inevitable.
Using a number of characters, some known, others invented, Prince Michael paints a compelling portrait of Maratha aristocracy and their courts in the nineteenth century, of the first nationwide struggle against the British and of Lakshmi—woman, ruler and a symbol of steely courage against all odds.

AUTHOR OF THE BOOK

Prince Michael of Greece is the author of a number of biographies and historical novels. Born in 1939, he studied political science in Paris before serving a term with the Hellenic army. His marriage to Greek artist Marina Karella led to his renunciation of any claims to the throne.