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Three princely states annexed to British India using Doctrine of Lapse

The Doctrine of Lapse was an annexation policy purportedly devised by Lord Dalhousie, who was the Governor General for the British in India between 1848 and 1856. According to the Doctrine, any princely state or territory under the direct influence (paramountcy) of the British East India Company, as a vassal state under the British Subsidiary System, would automatically be annexed if the ruler was either “manifestly incompetent or died without a direct heir”. The Company added about four million pounds sterling to its annual revenue by use of this doctrine.

The company took over the princely states of Satara (1848), Jaipur &Sambalpur (1849) and Nagpur & Jhansi (1854) using this Doctrine. Are there more?

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One response to “Three princely states annexed to British India using Doctrine of Lapse

  1. Utkarsh Punia May 29, 2014 at 2:07 pm

    good explanation but short,,and i think that there are more princely steates..

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