Who is Jhalkari Bai?

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Being Human asked 27-Jan-2018 in History, Politics & Society by Being Human
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Who is Jhalkari Bai?

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Jhalkari Bai

jhalkari Bai was an Indian female soldier who played an important role during the Indian Mutiny in the Battle of Jhansi during the 1857 war. She was a female soldier in the women's army of Queen Laxmibai of Jhansi .

Jhalkari Bai
Who is Jhalkari Bai?

Full name - Jhalkari Bai
birth - 22 November 1830
Birth place - Bhojla village
father - Sadoba Singh
Mata - Jamuna Devi
marriage - Puran Singh
History of Jhalakari Bai
Jhalkari Bai was born in a poor Kori Family, she joined the army of Rani Lakshmibai like an ordinary soldier. But later she became the Special Advisor to Rani Lakshmibai and also took part in important decisions.
At the time of the rebellion, at the time of the war at Jhansi's fort, she fought herself calling the Queen of Jhansi so that Rani Lakshmibai could move safely.

In the memory of Bundelkhand, the greatness of Jhalakaribai is remembered till today. Her life and his art of fighting East India Company in particular, not only the Bundelkhand, but the whole of India will be always remembered. Her greatness as a Dalit had a great impact on the lives of Dalits in northern India. After some time, Jhalakari Bai was hanged by the British.
Her name is said to be respected and proud of the Dalits. In view of this, a lot of research was done on her life and some interesting facts about her life. But most of the time, Jhalakari Bai has been called the history heroine of Bahujan.

Biography of Jhalakari Bai - Biography Of Jhalkari Bai
Jhalkaribai was the daughter of Sodoba Singh and Jamuna Devi. She was born on 22 November 1830 in Bhojala village near Jhansi. After the death of her mother, when she was a teenager, her father raised her like a son. From childhood, she was well-versed in horse riding and weapons. But considering the social conditions of that time, Jhalakari Bai could not get elementary education. But like a warrior, Jhalakarbai had received a lot of training.

Jhalakarbai is considered to be like Rani Lakshmibai. She married a gunner soldier Puran Singh, who used to guarding the artillery of Rani Lakshmibai. Puran Singh was the one who had introduced Jhalakarbai to Rani Lakshmibai. Later, Jhalakari Bai also joined Rani Laxmibai's army. After joining the army, Jhalakari Bai took the practice related to war and became a skilled soldier.
At the time of the rebellion of 1857, General Rose attacked Jhansi on 23 March 1858 with his huge army. Rani bravely faced the huge army from her 5000 army team. The queen was waiting for help from Peshwa in Kalpi but she could not get any help because Tatya Tope General was defeated regularly.

Soon the English army had entered Jhansi and the queen was fighting with her life to save Jhansi. At that time, Jhalakari Bai decided to fight for the sake of saving the lives of Rani Laxmibai, as a queen herself, in this way Jhalakari Bai had attracted the entire English army on its side so that Rani Lakshmibai could be safely pulled out from the other side.
In this way, Jhalakari Bai used to fight himself as a queen, and General's army started attacking Jhalakaribai as a queen. But at the end of the day, he came to know that he is not a queen.

The fame of Jhalkarbai:
In 1951 B.L Verma mentioned in the queen of the novel Jhansi by Verma has given special place to Jhalakari Baai in her novel. In his novel, he described Jhalakaribai as the ordinary female soldier of the Korean and Rani Lakshmibai's army team.
In another novel, we see mention of Jhalakari Baai, which was written by Ram Chandra Heron this year, the name of that novel was motta. Heron called Jhalakarbai as "the lucky and brave martyr".
The first autobiography of Jhalakari Baibi was written by Bhavani Shankar Visharad in 1964, Bhavani Shankar had written his autobiography in view of Verma's novel and research based on the life of Jhalkari Bai.
After some time later, the great men likened Jhalakaribai to the life character of Rani Lakshmibai.

Greatness of Jhalakari Bai:
Within a few years, there has been a lot of prominence in the image of Jhalakari Baai in India. The story of Jhalakari Bai was given social and political significance. His story was also told in the people. The death of Jhalakari Baai is celebrated as Shaheed Divas by the organization.
Looking at the greatness of Jhalakari Bai, it was demanded to create a separate Bundelkhand state for the purpose of honoring them. The Government of India has issued post and telegram stamp in the name of Jhalakari Bai.

The Indian Archaeological Survey also mentioned Jhalakaribai in the Museum of Panch Panchal, Jhansi Fort.

The name of Veerangana Jhalakarbai, who sacrificed his life to fulfill the dream of total freedom of India, is now shaped like a full moon shaped out of the black pages of history and spreading its luster.

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