Why did ‘Doctrine of Lapse’, become a political cause for the result of 1857?

Answer: According to the ‘Doctrine of Lapse’ if a king died without an heir to the throne, his adopted son could not succeed him. This caused a lot of discontentment amongst the Indians.


The First War of Independence, 1857

The revolt of 1857 shook the foundations of British rule in India. The revolt took place because of numerous reasons. Some reasons for the revolt were… Read more

The Rise of Assertive Nationalism

The Indian National Congress in its initial years was dominated by the early nationalists who wanted self-government for the Indians. They believed in agitating within constitutional limits. After 1905, emerged nationalist leaders who believed in the radical policy. They wanted complete independence from British control. Read more

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