Which one of the following native states was NOT annexed by the British on the basis of the Doctrine of Lapse?
[A] Satara
[B] Punjab
[C] Jhansi
[D] Karauli

Doctrine of Lapse: formula devised by Lord Dalhousie, governor-general of India (1848–56), to deal with questions of succession to Hindu Indian states.
»Satara was annexed in 1848.
»Sambalpur was annexed in 1849.
»Karauli was annexed in 1852.
»Jhansi was annexed in 1854.