Lord Dalhousie(1848-1856) Doctrine Of Lapse

Doctrine Of Lapse: In 1848, Lord Dalhousie arrived in India as the Governor-General. He followed a policy of expansion with great vigour. As a result, the British Indian empire reached its greatest extent within a short span of time. The British writers of the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries had been extremely harsh on the native rulers, such rulers were dubbed as symbols of cruelty and misgovernment. Dalhousie too echoed this voice and pretended that it was necessary to rescue India from this political chaos. Behind this, apparently liberal garb was the ugly face of imperialism. The British Industrial Revolution … Continue reading Lord Dalhousie(1848-1856) Doctrine Of Lapse