RANI LAXMIBAI was a capable ruler an intelligent communicator and defender of the faith. She was sagacious when it came to her people and astute in dealing with her enemies. The widowed Queen had to repeatedly face gruelling challenges but drew strength from adversity relying on her sense of justice her dignity and her magnanimity. She never surrendered to destiny choosing instead to shape her own life. The British annexed Rani Laxmibai's kingdom took away her political rights and humiliated her. But she valiantly fought the foreign power and died a hero. Written after extensive research this book portrays the making of a remarkable queen. Rani Laxmibai the brave warrior-queen remains a source of inspiration to us all.