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Series: Archives of empire ;
Published: 10 December 2003
DOI: 10.1215/9780822385042-057
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8504-2
...A thug family tree (1836). From W. H. Sleeman, Papers on Thuggee reproduced in Francis Tuker, The Yellow Scarf: The Story of the Life of Thuggee Sleeman (London: J. M. Dent and Sons, 1961). Thug depradations (1836), by Thuggee Sleeman and his sta . Reproduced in Fran- cis Tuker...
Series: Archives of empire ;
Published: 10 December 2003
DOI: 10.1215/9780822385042-058
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8504-2
...A thug family tree (1836). From W. H. Sleeman, Papers on Thuggee reproduced in Francis Tuker, The Yellow Scarf: The Story of the Life of Thuggee Sleeman (London: J. M. Dent and Sons, 1961). Thug depradations (1836), by Thuggee Sleeman and his sta . Reproduced in Fran- cis Tuker...
Series: Archives of empire ;
Published: 10 December 2003
DOI: 10.1215/9780822385042-060
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8504-2
... The Ramaseeana, or Vocabulary of the Thug Language captain william h. sleeman [Captain William Henry Thuggee Sleeman (1788 1856) served as chief agent under Lord William Bentinck, the governor-general of India (1833 35) and a famous reformer. Sleeman combined his orientalist interests with his...
Series: Archives of empire ;
Published: 10 December 2003
DOI: 10.1215/9780822385042-064
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8504-2
... Thuggee/Thagi 315 the confessions of one gang who were apprehended, many Thugs in Central India were brought to justice; and at last the Thugs of the Deccan were denounced by these approvers, and as many lived near Hingolee, they were at once arrested. I volunteered my services in the labour...
Series: Archives of empire ;
Published: 10 December 2003
DOI: 10.1215/9780822385042-065
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8504-2
...322 Thuggee/Thagi would take a direction eastward or westward, as hope of booty o ered, and so return to our home. Khandesh I mentioned, as being but little known to us Thugs, and where I thought it likely we might meet with good booty, as I had heard that the traders of Bombay were in the habit...
Series: a Camera Obscura Book
Published: 14 September 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9781478002215-011
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0221-5
Series: Archives of empire ;
Published: 10 December 2003
DOI: 10.1215/9780822385042-063
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8504-2
...314 Thuggee/Thagi If one person is strangled, it is called Eloo. If two persons are strangled, it is called Beetsee. If three . . . . . Singod. If four . . . . . Bhurra. If ve . . . . . Puckrao. If six . . . . . Chutroo, &c. These terms are used by the Thugs in all parts of the country. The nu...
Series: Archives of empire ;
Published: 10 December 2003
DOI: 10.1215/9780822385042-056
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8504-2
... INTRODUCTION Decriminalizing the Landscape: Thugs and Poisoners mia carter E vidence of the dramatic need for British forms of law and gov- ernment in India could be found in the sensational representations of the subcontinent s criminality. In addition to the alleged inconsistency of native laws...
Series: Archives of empire ;
Published: 10 December 2003
DOI: 10.1215/9780822385042-059
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8504-2
... Thuggee/Thagi 289 Thugs giving a demonstration of their method of strangulation (1855). Photo by F. Beato. In Francis Tuker, The Yellow Scarf: The Story of the Life of Thuggee Sleeman (London: J. M. Dent and Sons, 1961). one but a Thug would seem the common salutation of peace to thee, friend...
Series: Archives of empire ;
Published: 10 December 2003
DOI: 10.1215/9780822385042-061
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8504-2
... Thuggee/Thagi 297 Excerpts from The Thugs or Phansigars of India: History of the Rise and Progress captain william h. sleeman Our readers will almost deem it impossible that such organised gangs of murderers, amounting to several thousands, could carry on their villainy al- most undiscovered so...
Series: Archives of empire ;
Published: 10 December 2003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8504-2
... INTRODUCTION Decriminalizing the Landscape: Thugs and Poisoners mia carter E vidence of the dramatic need for British forms of law and gov- ernment in India could be found in the sensational representations of the subcontinent s criminality. In addition to the alleged inconsistency of native...
Published: 28 February 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478009009-018
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0900-9
... critics have said about the genre and attend to how readers themselves have described engaging with these books. My analy sis is not a qualitative ethnography of readers experiences, nor is it a statistical FIG.17.1 Wahida Clark, Thugs and the Women Who Love Them, front cover, 2002. black women reaDers...
Series: Archives of empire ;
Published: 10 December 2003
DOI: 10.1215/9780822385042-062
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8504-2
...-operation will be given to those praiseworthy exertions. source: Captain William H. Sleeman, The Thugs or Phansigars of India: History of the Rise and Progress (Philadelphia: Carey and Hart, 1839). A Kutcherry or Kachahri fanny parks parlby The sketch represents the examination of a criminal before...
Published: 24 April 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007357-006
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0735-7
... to strategically rescript the image of the thug (tsotsi) in South African social dis- course, and how his reception within Black communities shows how his ma- nipulations produced a redemptive and mobile masculinity that could trans- verse diff er ent and sometimes contradictory landscapes. In contrast to much...
Published: 28 February 2020
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0900-9
Series: Archives of empire ;
Published: 10 December 2003
DOI: 10.1215/9780822385042-053
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8504-2
... governments and roving bands of thugs and bandits; characterized by myriad superstitions and contradictory religious beliefs; and troubled by a history of bribery and corruption, which served as poor imitations of civil jurisprudence. Orme concluded that no existing Indian codes of law could amend the nation...
Book Chapter

By Xavier Livermon
Published: 24 April 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007357-010
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0735-7
...; and hypersexuality, 123 25, 137; moral panic about Black township youth, 218 21, 223; policing of, 32 35, 81 82, 106, 147, 164; remastery of suffering, 215 21; sexualized thug persona, 168 70, 169; white supremacy and, 149. See also kwaito bodies Boikanyo, Refilwe, 117 18 Bond, Patrick, 8 Boom Shaka (kwaito group...
Book Chapter

By Banning Eyre
Published: 27 April 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7542-5
... mashave shebeen: speakeasy sungura: genre of Zimbabwean popular music with roots in East African rumba; (Swahili) rabbit svikiro: spirit medium tsotsi: hooligan, thug, thief vadzimu: ancestral spirits vaoora: daughters- in-law varoyi: witches Zimbabwe: house of stone; ancient structures...
Published: 28 February 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478009009-009
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0900-9
... profile drug incidents, and the longstanding perception that the nba was being over- run by criminals, gangstas, thugs, and those other wise prone to bad be hav ior, David Stern announced plans for a league- wide dress code in Oc- tober 2005.17 As the cliché goes, clothing makes a man, and Stern...
Series: Refiguring American Music
Published: 23 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021391-099
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2139-1
... to the music as antipop, dangerous to racists, demagogues, and the self- appointed moral guardians, squashed by major labels. Still, Palmer knew rock was semi- sanctioned rebellion within the music business, esteem- ing thugs like Teddy Reig who stole bucks from Chuck Berry but also made The Hucklebuck...