Stranglers and Bandits

A Historical Anthology of Thuggee
Author(s): 
Wagner, Kim A.
ISBN: 
9780195698152
Date published: 
April 2009
Hardback
Price: 
£22.99

This anthology brings together primary sources from the period of British involvement with thuggee, the controversial cult of ritual highway murderers 'discovered' by the British in early nineteenth-century India. It provides an insight into the production of colonial knowledge, and includes a wide range of popular accounts and academic assessments on the shifting interpretations of this custom over the past two centuries.