As British were proving themselves as the best power across the India, this enhanced their desire to rule whole territories and they started direct conquest under lord Hastings
Sir, This is the taxes and revenue that we have collected from the defeated territories and kingdoms.
1813 - 1823
Under the reign of Lord Dalhousie , they adopted the policy of Lapse . According to this policy, the rulers who does not have any legal heir could not pass on their property to the adopted son and it would be taken over by British.
All thanks to the policy of Doctrine of Lapse.
SIr, We have annexed Surat, Sambalpur and Jhansi.