Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Lakshmibai, the Rani of Jhansi

Inspired by the Stuff you Missed in History Class podcast my friend Brittany and I are starting a project to illustrate some women of history... because we like drawing historical costumes and als o stories about women who did cool things. Seems like it's a good time to kick it off, as it's Women's History Month and all. We'll be posting to this this tumblr. Brittany is super talented, so, you should follow us.

Anyways. Laksmibai was an Indian queen who helped lead a rebellion against the British in  1857. It is said she would ride into battle with a sword in each hand, a visual I could not resist.