56 STUNNING IMAGES FROM THE SEPOY MUTINY OF 1857 (12)
January 1, 1857
Mirza Firuz Shah
Bahadur Shah II 1837–1857
This painting in the Allahabad museum depicts the Rani Jhansi riding into battle against the British forces, her bay perched behind the saddle. The Rani gained legendary fame when she led her men personally after deciding to throw in her lot with the sepoys. She has become Indian's Joan of Arc. Films have been made of her life. Heroic paintings and statues have been executed in her honour.