Any two political causes responsible for the First War of Independence

Answer: Two of the important political causes responsible for the First War of Independence were:

(i) The British policy of annexation of kingdoms under the pretext of inefficient administration of the rulers.

(ii) The Doctrine of Lapse introduced by Lord Dalhousie that imposed unsentimental law of ‘no adoption policy’ for rulers and the lapse of the kingdom into the hands of the British in the absence of a natural heir.


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