Answer & Enrich Your Learning:
- In 1824, before the time of Dalhousie, the princely state of Kittur was acquired by the East India Company by this doctrine.
- Other states were also annexed in 1830’s and 1840’s through this doctrine.
After Dalhousie became the Governor-General, in 1848, Satara was acquired as per this doctrine. Other major states annexed by the British as per the Doctrine of Lapse:
- Jaipur – 1849
- Sambhalpur – 1849
- Udaipur – 1852
- Jhansi – 1853
- Nagpur – 1854
The company took over the princely states of Satara (1848), Jaitpur and Sambalpur (1849), Nagpur and Jhansi (1854), Tanjore and Arcot (1855) and Udaipur (Chhattisgarh) under the terms of the doctrine of lapse.
Oudh (1856) is widely believed to have been annexed under the Doctrine of Lapse. However, it was annexed by Lord Dalhousie under the pretext of mis-governance.