The company forced the states into a ‘subsidiary alliance’ and the king had to put an army of British. In the case of non payment to army the nawab or the king had to give some part of its territory.
1757 to 1857
Under the reign of Lord Dalhousie (1848-56), 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. Satara (1848), Sambalpur (1850), Jhansi (1854) were annexed by this policy.
In 1773, Warren Hastings become the Governor General of Bengal and controlled the governors of other presidencies of Madras and Bombay. Separate civil and criminal courts were set up under the supervision of collector.
New set of laws were compiled by muftis and Brahmins for the religious interpretation.