The Thugs or Phansigars of India – Comprising a History of the Rise and Progress of That Extraordinary Fraternity of Assassins, and a Description of t
William Henry Sleemann
Page count: 226 pages
File size: 1.3 MB
This is a great book about the Centeral Indian Cult of Thuggery in the 18th and 19th Century. The volume is composed of an Introduction, comprising notices of the system of the Thugs, and of operations pursued by the government for extirpating them; a series of conversations with Thug informers, containing full and most extraordinary disclosures respecting their superstitions and crimes; and an immense mass of official papers relating to the apprehension of various gangs of Thugs, their trails and executions.