She was a famous freedom fighter who took part in the Indian Rebellion of 1857. She did not hide in the kitchen, but instead went out to fight. It is now a legendary story of how she fought with the sword with her small prince tied to her back. This statue in Pune's Deccan area commemorates her. Unfortunately, the hideous hoarding of rabble-rousing modern politicians ruin the scene.
Rani ki Jhansi's statue is in a very busy area in Pune. This view is from the back.
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