Indian History

Subsidiary Alliance

  • Subsidiary Alliance
  • The system of subsidiary alliance was applied to many Indian States by the Lord Wellesley.
  • Under this system subsidiary state surrendered its political independence in return for British Protection.
  • The ruler who entered into subsidiary alliance had to pay money or give some territory to the Company.
  • The ruler had to maintain foreign relations only with the permission of the Company. He should not make any direct correspondence with foreign states.
  • English Company was his arbitrator in case of any disputes with any other state.
  • All the non-english europeans should be turned out from the state whether employed in army or civil administration.
  • The English Company was to undertake the responsibility of defending the state from external attacts or internal troubles.