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What is Doctrine of Lapse ???

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Asked by SriniVenkat, 28 May '11 04:48 pm
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The Doctrine of Lapse was an annexation policy purportedly devised (see below about Kittur) 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 (the dominant imperial power in the subcontinent), 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 latter supplanted the long-established right of an Indian sovereign without an heir to choose a successor. In addition, the British decided whether potential rulers were competent enough. The doctrine and its application were widely regarded by Indians as illegitimate.
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Answered by vinola parekh, 28 May '11 04:52 pm

 
  
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Satara in 1848 by Lord Dalhousie.
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Answered by Praveen Bhat, 21 Jul '11 06:18 pm

 
  
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It was a policy designed by Lord Dalhousie approving some adoption principles as per some Hindu Laws .
Answered by Anu, 28 May '11 04:52 pm

 
  
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