Ajijan Bai The Great
Poem By vijay gupta
Ajijan Bai the great
She was a great patriot, warrior & was a freedom fighter.
She fought in Indian independence struggle 1857 under the leadership of great Nana Shahib of Bittoor (Kanpur) .
She was commanding the cavalry having bare sword in her hand &
a gun on her back.
Her dress was remarkable which was of like a man soldier.
Some historians of that time describe her as a prostitute lady.
I salute enthusiastically to that great prostitute lady
who sacrificed her life for the freedom of her mother land.
Her sacrifice was also great in comparison of the kings &
lords of that time because her act was without selfishness.
On 27the July 1857 she was arrested &
was produced before the inquiry commission
where she gave her statement which was of great significance &
of humane values.
She said “every men & women on the earth have a natural right to live free.
You Britishers have no right to make us slaves.
Now you may go to your country.
Otherwise we will kill all of you.
I accept that on 27the June 1857
I was present when the massacre of Britishers was going on at the bank of Ganga river.
I am proud on my act”.
Again I pay my tribute with humbly to Ajijan Bai the great who was the great martyr of Indian freedom struggle.