Rebel QueenLarge Print - 2015 | Large Print edition.
When the British Empire sets its sights on India in the mid-nineteenth century, it expects a quick and easy conquest. India is fractured and divided into kingdoms, each independent and wary of one another, seemingly no match for the might of the English. But when they arrive in the Kingdom of Jhansi, the British army is met with a surprising challenge. Instead of surrendering, Queen Lakshmi raises two armies -- one male and one female -- and rides into battle, determined to protect her country and her people. Although her soldiers may not appear at first to be formidable against superior British weaponry and training, Lakshmi refuses to back down from the empire determined to take away the land she loves. Told from the perspective of Sita, one of the guards in Lakshmi's all-female army and the queen's most trusted warrior, Rebel Queen traces the true story of a fearless ruler making her way in a world dominated by men.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2015.
Edition: Large Print edition.
Copyright Date: ©2015
Branch Call Number: MORAN
Characteristics: 521 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
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Lakshmibai, the Rani of Jhansi (1828-1858)