A fictional account of the life of Lakshmibai, the heroic warrior-queen, The Rani of Jhansi vibrantly portrays one of the bravest women in Indian history. Along with the throne, Lakshmibai inherits steep challenges—she becomes a widow to a deceased king and mother to an adopted heir. Her brother-in-law aggressively contends her right to the throne, and the ominous presence of the British spells uncertainty for Jhansi’s future. Meanwhile, war clouds gather as several states prepare to fight against foreign domination. A rebellion seems inevitable.
About the Author:
Prince Michael of Greece is the author of a number of biographies and historical novels. Born in 1939, he studied political science in Paris before serving a term with the Hellenic army. His marriage to Greek artist Marina Karella led to his renunciation of any claims to the throne.