QUEEN OF JHANSI
The sun was not setting on the British Empire but in 1835, a woman was born and she shook their whole setup in India. Rani Laxmibai of Jhansi showed signs of exceptional courage and intelligence right from her childhood and she found a partner in Gangadhar Rao, king of Jhansi. She amassed armies out of local villagers, especially women. She raced men on horses and beat them in fencing. This series chronicles her evolution from being a chirpy little girl to the unparalleled warrior who became subject of great heroic poetry. How did one woman make hundreds of Englishmen lose their sleep? How did she live life on her own terms in a country torn apart by colonial policies? What role did she play in the 1857 rebellion?