"Art and Literature as much as the writing of history have helped in keeping alive the memory of 1857." Explain the statement in reference to Rani Lakshmibai. - History

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"Art and Literature as much as the writing of history have helped in keeping alive the memory of 1857." Explain the statement in reference to Rani Lakshmibai.

“Art and literature helped in keeping alive the memory of 1857.” Explain with examples from an Indian perspective.

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The revolt's leaders were portrayed as brave individuals who led the nation into battle and inspired the populace to righteous indignation against oppressive colonial rule.

  1. Rani Lakshmi Bai bravely fought for the independence of her motherland, and heroic poems have been written about her courage.
  2. She was portrayed as a manly figure who chased the enemy, killed British soldiers, and fought bravely until she was overcome.
  3. She is frequently shown in popular prints riding a horse while holding a sword in her hand and dressed in battle armour as a representation of the will to oppose injustice and foreign rule.
  4. Subhadra Kumari Chauhan wrote: “Khoob lari mardani woh to Jhansi wali rani thi”.
Concept: Images of the Revolt
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2022-2023 (March) Sample
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