Sunday, October 10, 2010

Jhansi Ki Rani's Character Certificate

" ..a very civil, polite and clever young lady..
                  -- Sir Robert Hamilton, Agent in Central India 

" [The Rani] is a woman highly respected and esteemed, and I believe fully capable of doing justice to the charge [of governing Jhansi] " 

                  -- Major Malcolm, Political Agent 

He later seemingly changed his mind, refusing to forward an endorsement of the Rani's case from Major Ellis, the Political Agent at Jhansi. 

" [The Rani comported herself as] a brave-minded woman had to do in her position, [being] quite capable of discussing her affairs with a Committee or government.

-- 'Other witnesses' quoted in Fraser 

" She is a wonderful woman, very brave and determined. It is fortunate for us that the men are not all like her." 

-- Cornet Combe, 3rd Bombay Light Cavalry 

Combe was one of those who intercepted her flight from Jhansi. 

" In her death the rebels lost their bravest and best military leader.

-- Regimental history of the 8th Hussars 

The 8th Hussars are most probably the unit responsible for her death.

" The Ranee was remarkable for her bravery, cleverness and perseverance; her generosity to her Subordinates was unbounded. These qualities, combined with her rank, rendered her the most dangerous of the rebel leaders.

-- General Sir Hugh Rose 
(Officer commanding the force that took Jhansi and Gwalior)

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