thuggees?

Dominik Wujastyk ucgadkw at UCL.AC.UK
Sat Dec 12 19:49:01 EST 1998


On Sat, 12 Dec 1998, I wrote:

> It doesn't deal with the Thugs, but is relevant and certainly very
> interesting (and illustrated!).  Chapter 8 is "Criminal tribes and
> classes".
>
> George MacMunn, _The underworld of India_ (London: Jarrolds, 1933).

A closer look reveals that MacMunn does indeed deal with "The Appalling
Story of Thuggism" (p.211-18 in the chapter "Darkest India").   This
section just isn't referred to in the index.

The writers on Thuggee mentioned by MacMunn include

Dr Sherwood, in the _Literary Journal_ of Madras, 1816;
Meadows Taylor, _Confessions of a Thug_;
B. A. Stewart (a note in the above book?)
Captain (Col.) Sleeman;

Best,
DW



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