Rani Lakshmi Bai

Rani Lakshmi Bai


Rani Lakshmi Bai- Today Current Affairs

  • ‘Jhansi Railway Station’ of Uttar Pradesh will now be known as ‘Veerangana Laxmi bai Railway Station’.

Process to change the name of railway station:

  • The proposal to change the name of this station was earlier sent by the Government of Uttar Pradesh to the Union Home Ministry.
  • After obtaining the no-objection from the Union Ministry of Railways, Survey of India and Department of Posts, the ‘Ministry of Home Affairs’ consents to the change of name of any station or place.
  • The above organizations confirm that there is no other town or village with the same name as the proposed name in their records.
  • Once the name change is approved, an executive order is issued, after which the station code is changed accordingly by the Ministry of Railways.

About ‘Rani Laxmi bai’:

  • ‘Rani Laxmi bai’ was born on November 19, 1828 in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, her childhood name was ‘Manikarnika Tambe’.
  • In the year 1842, ‘Lakshmi bai’ was married to ‘Gangadhar Newalkar’, the king of Jhansi.


War between British and Rani Laxmi bai: The Hindu Analysis

  • Rani Laxmi bai had a son who was named ‘Damodara Rao’, but he died within four months of his birth. After the death of the infant, Lakshmi bai’s husband adopted a cousin’s child, ‘Anand Rao’, and was named ‘Damodara Rao’ the day before the death of the Maharaja.
  • Lord Dalhousie refused to accept the child as the heir to the state and annexed the state through the ‘Doctrine of Lapse’. But, the queen refused to accept this decision of Lord Dalhousie.
  • A war started between the two regarding this matter. The British laid siege around the city, ‘Jhansi ki Rani’ gave a tough fight to the British for two weeks.
  • He fought valiantly against the British and fought against the British army captain Sir ‘Hugh Rose’ to save his kingdom.
  • On June 17, 1858, while fighting in the battlefield, Rani Lakshmi bai died.

‘Doctrine of Lapse’: The Hindu Analysis

  • ‘The Doctrine of Lapse’ or ‘The Doctrine of Lapse’ was a policy to merge small states and princely states into the British Empire. Which was widely implemented by Lord Dalhousie during his tenure as the Governor-General of India from 1848 to 1856.
  • According to this policy, any princely state under the direct or indirect (as a vassal) control of the East India Company, where the ruler had no legal male heir, would be annexed by the Company.
  • According to this, no adopted son of an Indian ruler could be declared heir to the state. This policy challenged the long-standing right of the Indian ruler to appoint a successor of his choice.

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yojna ias daily current affairs 31 December 2021

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