Lakshmi Bai, the Queen of Jhansi (19 November 1827 – 17 June 1858), known as Jhansi Ki Rani, or the queen of Jhansi, was one of the leading figures of the Indian Rebellion of 1857, and a symbol of resistance to British rule in India. She was the queen of the Maratha-ruled princely state of Jhansi, situated in the northern part of India.
The picture here is claimed to be the only original picture of Jhansi Rani Lakshmibai available in the world and was clicked in 1850 by the British photographer Hoffman.
Raja Vir SinghJi Deo in Jhansi built this fort in the 17th century. The legendary Rani of Jhansi, Laxmi Bai, used the fort originally made on a rocky hillock, as her residence. She fought against the British from this very fort. Today, it houses a collection of sculptures and provides an excellent insight into the event full history of Bundelkhand.