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1857 A.D. Kee Amar Shaeed, Veerangana Uda Devi (The Brave Udadevi, Immortal Martyr of 1857 A.D)

Booklet: 1857 A.D. Kee Amar Shaeed, Veerangana Uda Devi (The Brave Udadevi, Immortal Martyr of 1857 A.D)
Author: Ram Dayal Verma
Publication: Muft Chetna Samaj Uttar Pradesh Prakashan, Hardoi
Edition: 2nd 2004; 1st 1996
Price: Rs. 15/-
Pages: 52
People, irrespective of caste, creed, religion, who sacrifice their lives for freedom, deserve a place in history, which unfortunately is tilted in favour of Brahmins. Time has come to write of those, hidden beneath the Brahminical crest. Now people can know of Udadevi and Ajeejan. It is not only Jhansi but also Lakhnanti and Kanpur that produced brave souls. Udadevi, married to Makka Paasee (a soldier in the army of Begum Hazrat Mahal) was commander of the army of females of the Begum. When her husband was killed at Chinnat, Udadevi vowed to avenge his death. She saw the British army approaching Sikandra and she climbed a banyan tree located there. Hiding in the foliage, she slew thirty-two British soldiers, before being identified and shot. Thus, the Residency was liberated from the British regime and she was acknowledged as a valourous and chivalrous woman with an honourable place in history. Who can now remove her from the pages of History? Uda was not a part of the mutiny, but of a war fought jointly by all groups.
 

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