THE ROYAL COMBAT
Rani Laxmi Bai is an iconic Indian woman who stood against the social norms of patriarchy and actively fought in the independence movement of India. A personality like her is encouraging to the women who are struggling every day to make a mark against the male-dominated society. We wish to bring forward her courageous story to the whole world through Manikarnika.
RANI LAXMI BAI (MANIKARNIKA)
19 November 1828 – 18 June 1858
Also Known As: Manikarnika/Manu
She was an Indian queen of the princely state of
Jhansi in North India. Rani Lakshmibai contrasted
many of the patriarchal cultural expectations for
women in India’s society at that time. She was educated, independent, and efficient in shooting, horsemanship, fencing, and aerial yoga.
She was married to the prince of Jhansi. She lost her husband and her newborn to a poison attack. After her husband’s death, she took the position of the Queen and ruled her kingdom.
She also trained women to join her army and fought against the British in the 1850s. She became an icon
of freedom in India.