Question

The main political cause for the great revolt of 1857 was __________.

A

Heavy Taxes

B

Dual government

C

Doctrine of Lapse

D

None of these

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Solution
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Correct option is C)

The main political cause for the great revolt of 1857 was the policy of Doctrine of Lapse. It was an annexation policy purportedly used by Lord Dalhousie as per which any princely state or territory under the British East India Company would automatically be annexed if the ruler died without a male heir. 

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