And this is the copy of the letter in which Rani Lakshmibai writes to Maharaja Mardan Singh to fight against the British.

Here Lakshmibai writes in Braj Bhasha-

“हमारी राय है कै विदेसियो का सासन भारत पर न भौ चाहिजै और हमको अपुन कौ बडो भरोसो है और हम फौज की तयारी कर रहे है”
- Our opinion is that foreign rule should not be allowed to take over Bharat, and we are confident on ourselves, and we are preparing our army.

But sadly, the history of Raja Mardan Singh has been forgotten in the history books of Indian schools and cinema.
Rani Laxmibai is not concerned just about Jhansi, but Bharat. Also notice her use of Vikram Samvat and Hindu calendar which was prevalent in the Bundelkhand.

Source: “Bundelkhand Ka Vismrat Vaibhav: Banpur” by Kailash Madavaiya, Pub. Manish Prakashan (author), 1978.

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