Confessions of a Thug

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H.S. King & Company, 1873 - English fiction - 452 pages
This book is a tale of crime and retribution in India, beginning in the late 18th century and ending in 1832. The story lays bare the practices of the Thugs, or "deceivers" as they were called, who murdered travellers for money and valuables.
 

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I am Indian, and I have known of the Thugs since I was a child. The origin of the word, Thug, comes from the Sanskrit, 'sthagati', meaning 'he who covers, or conceals'. From there it became 'thag' in ... Read full review

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Philip Meadows Taylor was a British police commissioner in India in the 1830's. At that time, there existed a cult of ritual murderers and robbers called Thugs. Its practitioners were both Hindu and ... Read full review

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