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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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780230547179
ISBN-10: 0230547176
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 140mm x 20mm)
Pages: 301
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 12-Jul-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Kim A. Wagner

KIM A. WAGNER completed his PhD in History at the University of Cambridge, UK, in 2003. He is currently a Research Fellow at King's College Cambridge, and Associate Researcher at the University of Edinburgh. He works on banditry and the methodological use of trial records, as well as colonial fears of indigenous conspiracies.

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