Lakshmi Bai. (1828 - 1858) Lakshmi Bai was the Rain, or queen, of Jhansi, India. She became a formidable leader in the 1857 Indian Rebellion, after the British government usurped her throne. A source of great courage and inspiration, Lakshmi often fought alongside her soldiers. She also granted positions of power to women. Her untimely death was mourned by both Indian and British leaders, who held her in great esteem.

Lakshmi Bai. (1828 - 1858) Lakshmi Bai was the Rain, or queen, of Jhansi, India. She became a formidable leader in the 1857 Indian Rebellion, after the British government usurped her throne. A source of great courage and inspiration, Lakshmi often fought alongside her soldiers. She also granted positions of power to women. Her untimely death was mourned by both Indian and British leaders, who held her in great esteem.

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