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Thuggee

Banditry and the British in Early Nineteenth-Century India

  • Authors
  • Kim A. Wagner

Part of the Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series book series (CIPCSS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Introduction

    1. Kim A. Wagner
      Pages 1-12
  3. Part I

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      Pages 13-13
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  4. Part II

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 77-78
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  5. Part III

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      Pages 165-165
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  6. Back Matter
    Pages 232-281

About this book

Introduction

Based largely on new material, this book examines thuggee as a type of banditry, emerging in a specific socio-economic and geographic context. The British usually described the thugs as fanatic assassins and Kali-worshippers, yet Wagner argues that the history of thuggee need no longer be limited to the study of its representation.

Keywords

1812 history India

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9780230590205
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2007
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-36154-0
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-59020-5
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