Both British and Rani are to be blamed for massacre of common people of Jhansi. British were the hammer, Rani's political ambition was the anvil. She was no selfless freedom fighter as in common public imagination, just another cold calculating feudal monarch.I'm doubtful about this.
Instead of blaming this British for this indiscriminate massacre, which admittedly was a response to the killing of British civilians in Jhansi, you are blaming the Rani of Jhansi just because she chose to defend Jhansi. Just wow.
The following lines don't represent her in reality, like 90% of her public perception among masses, just propaganda of land lords who came into existence due to Maratha Empire.
" Khoob Ladi Mardani Woh To Jhansi Wali Rani Thi. "
Truth is bitter.She tagged along lol.
She wouldn't get even 1% of the respect and fame, if masses knew her for who she really was. She is just another cold calculating ruler. Given a fake heroic image by the propaganda of land lords, sprouted during Maratha Empire rule.Any proof of this?
Here's another link: https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/lakshmibai-the-warrior-queen-who-fought-british-rule-in-india
"In March of 1858, Rose’s troops descended on Jhansi, and the warrior queen led her troops into battle. Eventually, Jhansi’s resistance faltered, and the queen escaped into the night with her adopted son, decamping in a nearby town. "
"The other rebel leaders had not listened to her suggestion to prepare for an attack on Gwalior, and the fort fell on June 16, 1858. The rani was commanding a large Indian force the next day when she was killed in battle. "
Have you started confusing Kangana Ranaut with Rani Lakshmibai? Kangana Ranaut is just an actor who played Rani Lakshmibai so please direct all your protests to her instead of directing it at Rani Lakshmibai.
Again, any proof of this? You are just making up so many things. No leader will command so much respect if that leader isn't doing anything. Your hypothesis lacks substance and meaning.
I repeat this again, British officers praised her a lot for political reasons and public relations building, post 1858. And they gave lots of statements in the English Press, painting Rani as Indian Joan O Arch, but they were mostly for English public consumption.To be honest, I haven't heard a single person who said that Rani Lakshmibai didn't fight the British, you are the first person who is saying this.
The Britishers themselves talk about her: Colonel Mason wrote in his History of the Indian Mutiny that ”whatever her faults in British eyes may have been, her countrymen will ever remember that she was driven by ill-treatment into rebellion, and that she lived and died for her country.”
Again, please don't think Rani Lakshmibai is Kanagana Ranaut. Maybe you are trying to equate the two .
Few other quotes of Britishers themselves:
"She was the bravest and best military leader of the rebels. A man among mutineers," wrote Sir Hugh Rose. And Lord Cumberland said: "The Rani is remarkable for her bravery, cleverness and perseverance; her generosity to her subordinates was unbounded. These qualities, combined with her rank, rendered her the most dangerous of all the rebel leaders."
One John Latimer of the Central India Field Force even praised the Rani's military capabilities when he wrote 'Seeing her army broken and defeated, with rage in her heart and tears in her eyes, she mounted her horse and made her course towards Gwalior. Here the last stand was made, she disdained further flight, and died, with a heroism worthy of a better cause. Her courage shines pre-eminent and can only be equalled but not eclipsed by that of Joan of Arc'.
But what Rani actually was/did in reality is quite different, it has nothing to do with British praise. She was no different from any other feudal monarch. Common masses were mere cattle to her. There was no reason for common population of Jhansi to die for a privileged Rani's political ambitions or loss of revenue. I don't know why you want to change this true description?