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Series: Archives of empire ;
Published: 10 December 2003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8504-2
... their dreadful trade was at work. It was obvious that nothing but a general system, undertaken by a paramount power, strong enough to bear down all opposition by interested native chiefs, could ever eradicate such well- organized villainy The representations of thuggee/thagi (banditry) served to document...
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: 10.1215/9780822385042-063
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
... their dreadful trade was at work. It was obvious that nothing but a general system, undertaken by a paramount power, strong enough to bear down all opposition by interested native chiefs, could ever eradicate such well- organized villainy The representations of thuggee/thagi (banditry) served to document...
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: 10.1215/9780822385042-065
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: 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
DOI: 10.1215/9780822385042-062
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8504-2
... Thuggee/Thagi 307 the Jubulpoor and Central India establishment alone. Of these about three hundred have been made approvers; eighteen hundred and three were com- mitted for trial. Of these four hundred and nineteen were sentenced to death; one thousand and eighty to transportation for life...
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: 10.1215/9780822385042-059
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: 10.1215/9780822385042-066
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8504-2
... INTRODUCTION Sati/Suttee: Observances, Abolition, Observations barbara harlow and mia carter L ike thuggee / thagi, Sati, the customary Hindu practice of widow immolation, captured the attention and imaginations of British ad- ministrators and reformers. In his Minute proposing its abolition...
Series: Archives of empire ;
Published: 10 December 2003
DOI: 10.1215/9780822385042-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8504-2
... by Sir William Bentinck 1830 Thuggee outlawed 1832 First Reform Act 1833 Abolition of slavery throughout British Empire 1837 Accession of Queen Victoria 1843 Annexation of Sindh 1849 Annexation of Punjab 1851 Great Exhibition at the Crystal Palace 1853 Annexation of Nagpur 1853 Indian Civil Service opens...
Series: Archives of empire ;
Published: 10 December 2003
DOI: 10.1215/9780822385042-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8504-2
... This section on the British East India Company also contains subsections on some of the crises of the Company s rule: the revolt of Tipu Sultan; the cases of alleged forms of Eastern (Tipu Sultan) and Western (Warren Has- tings) despotism; and the British campaigns to reform the Indian practices of thuggee...
Series: Archives of empire ;
Published: 10 December 2003
DOI: 10.1215/9780822385042-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8504-2
... and order in India was considered the most e cient means of encouraging 6 Volume Introduction successful and pro table trade. Social and legal reformers like Captain Wil- liam Thuggee Sleeman and William Cavendish Bentinck worked to sup- press native traditions (thuggee [banditry], sati [widow-burning...
Series: a John Hope Franklin Center Book
Published: 19 March 2003
DOI: 10.1215/9780822384830-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8483-0
... the par- adigms of both primitive rebellion and feudal survival, calling for a more radical revision of our understanding of dacoity in mod- ern India. One link in pursuit of such an understanding is with the colonial discourses and practices around the abolition and reform of thuggee, dacoity...
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By Rajeswari Sunder Rajan
Series: a John Hope Franklin Center Book
Published: 19 March 2003
DOI: 10.1215/9780822384830-010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8483-0
..., Susie: on new visibility of women 265 n.22. See also Niranjana, Tejaswini Theater, 29, 63, 192, 201, 202, 262 n.40. See also Performance/performativity Thuggee, 219 20, 274 n.8, 275 n.9. See also Dacoits/dacoity Tilak, Bal Gangadhar: opposition to the Age of Consent Bill, 62 Tradition, 7, 12, 25, 65...
Series: a John Hope Franklin Center Book
Published: 19 March 2003
DOI: 10.1215/9780822384830-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8483-0
..., and ngos Economic and Political Weekly, 28 May: 1377 379. Singh, Tavleen. 1994. Muslims Need to Stop Resurrecting the Past Indian Express, 6 February. Singha, Radhika. 1993. Providential Circumstances: The Thuggee Campaign of the 1830s and Legal Innovation Modern Asian Studies 27, no. 1: 83 146...
Series: a John Hope Franklin Center Book
Published: 19 March 2003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8483-0
Series: Archives of empire ;
Published: 10 December 2003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8504-2
... INTRODUCTION Sati/Suttee: Observances, Abolition, Observations barbara harlow and mia carter L ike thuggee / thagi, Sati, the customary Hindu practice of widow immolation, captured the attention and imaginations of British ad- ministrators and reformers. In his Minute proposing its...