Q. Which state was annexed by the British on the grounds of misgovernment?
Lord Dalhousie directed Sleeman, the Resident in Awadh, to make a tour throughout the state and ascertain the actual situation by personal inspection.
- The resident submitted a report describing the anarchical condition in the state.
- He was succeeded as resident in 1854 by Outram who submitted a report supporting that of his predecessor.
- Lord Dalhousie annexed Awadh in 1856 after deposing Nawab Wajid Ali Shah on grounds of misgovernment.
Source: Spectrum Modern India.