SYMHC Classics: Lakshmi Bai -- Who is India's Joan of Arc?


“The Mutiny of the Heroine Rani Lakshmi Bai of Jhansi.” 19th-century Kalighat painting. Cleveland Museum of Art/public domain

Today we revisit a 2011 episode of the podcast. Lakshmi Bai was born into wealthy family in 1830, but she was far from the typical aristocrat. In this episode, Deblina and Sarah recount the life and work of Lakshmi Bai, from her youth to her instrumental role in the Indian Rebellion of 1857.

You can find the original episode here: https://www.missedinhistory.com/podcasts/who-is-indias-joan-of-arc.htm

Topics in this Podcast: SYMHC Classics