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Thuggee : banditry and the British in early nineteenth-century India, Kim A. Wagner

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Thuggee : banditry and the British in early nineteenth-century India
Title
Thuggee
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banditry and the British in early nineteenth-century India
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Kim A. Wagner
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Language
eng
Summary
Often described merely as a colonial construction, the phenomenon of thuggee remains one of the more contentious and controversial subjects of Nineteenth-century South Asian History. Based largely on new material, this book constitutes the first in-depth examination of thuggee as a type of banditry, emerging in a specific socio-economic and geographic context. Thuggee was not an essence or a caste-like phenomonon, but a means of obtaining a livelihood reverted to by all strata of Indian society in certain areas. As such it constituted a highly institutionalized practice related to issues of patronage and retainership, identity and legitimacy, and it was defined by the appropriation of high status rituals and the martial ethos. 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.--
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Wagner, Kim A
Dewey number
364.1095409034
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • theses
Series statement
Cambridge imperial and post-colonial studies series
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  • Thugs (Indic criminal group)
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Thuggee : banditry and the British in early nineteenth-century India, Kim A. Wagner
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Note
Originally presented as the author's thesis (doctoral)--University of Cambridge, 2003, entitled: Thuggee and the construction of crime in early 19th century India
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 268-276) and index
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volume
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nc
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text
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txt
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Contents
Glossary -- Introduction: Thuggee reassessed -- Engaging the colonial 'archives of repression' -- Thuggee in pre-colonial India -- The discovery of Thuggee, Etawah 1809 -- Thomas Perry and the first arrests -- N.J. Halhed in Sindouse, October 1812 -- Sindouse -- The practice of Thuggee -- The itinerant underworld -- The world of the thugs -- Halhed in Sindouse -- a second look -- Sindouse -- the aftermath -- Continued measures against Thugs -- The operations commence -- The Thuggee campaign -- From Sindouse to Sagar -- Epilogue
Control code
FIEb17770282
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xx, 281 pages
Isbn
9780230547179
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)122282911
Label
Thuggee : banditry and the British in early nineteenth-century India, Kim A. Wagner
Publication
Note
Originally presented as the author's thesis (doctoral)--University of Cambridge, 2003, entitled: Thuggee and the construction of crime in early 19th century India
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 268-276) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Glossary -- Introduction: Thuggee reassessed -- Engaging the colonial 'archives of repression' -- Thuggee in pre-colonial India -- The discovery of Thuggee, Etawah 1809 -- Thomas Perry and the first arrests -- N.J. Halhed in Sindouse, October 1812 -- Sindouse -- The practice of Thuggee -- The itinerant underworld -- The world of the thugs -- Halhed in Sindouse -- a second look -- Sindouse -- the aftermath -- Continued measures against Thugs -- The operations commence -- The Thuggee campaign -- From Sindouse to Sagar -- Epilogue
Control code
FIEb17770282
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xx, 281 pages
Isbn
9780230547179
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)122282911

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