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Dalhousie annexed Thanjavur by applying …………………. .

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As per the Doctrine of Lapse any princely state whose king died without any male heir would be acceded by the British empire. The adopted child would not be accepted as the ruler according to this doctrine.

So Thanjavur was absorbed into British India when Shivaji died without a legitimate male heir.


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