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Book Description Paperback. Condition: New. 483 About the Book:-The limited portion of information recently obtained in this country as to the existence and practices of the classes of Assassins known by the name of Thugs, has had the effect of directing public curiosity to the subject; and the following pages have been compiled with a view to the gratification of that feeling. The best authorities have been consulted; and the general views which are presented to the reader may claim at least the praise of accuracy. As the object of the writer was to convey information, and to afford as just, and, at the same time, as vivid a picture as possible of the strange state of society which it was his duty to exhibit, the author has in many instances given the confessions or depositions of members of the Thug fraternity in their own language, in preference to rendering them into his own. A well detailed book that gives the modus operandi and thoughts of the Thugs. The Thugs were a band of highway assassins who were spread all over India. They were usually disguised as pilgrims and used to win the confidence of other travelers saying that the highway was dangerous. Their main weapon was a yellow scarf with which they used to strangle the unsuspecting travelers. The Thugs were secret societies who were in contact with other Thug gangs. They had their own language called Ramaseena and carried out their enterprise after elaborate ceremonies dedicated to the goddess Bhavani, who they though had given her protection and blessing to their operations. This book offers exhaustive notes on their operations and also the depositions of captured Thugs. The Thugs were detected and crushed by Maj. Gen. Sleeman, who was the Superintendent of the Commission for suppression of the Thuggees. About the Author :-Edward Parry Thornton (1811 1893) was appointed Assistant under the Commissioner of Revenue in the Goruckpore division in 1831, and he became Assistant to the Magistrate and Collector at Goruckpore in 1836. He returned to England on furlough early in 1842, and on proceeding again to India in 1845 was appointed Joint Magistrate and Deputy Collector at Muttra, and later in the same year Chief Magistrate And Collector. In 1848 he was transferred in the same capacity to Serampore. Thornton's industry was not confined to the discharge of his administrative duties. He possessed considerable ability as an author. In 1833 he published A Summary of the History of the East India Company (London, 8vo), and in 1835, a treatise entitled India, its State and Prospects (London, 8vo). In 1837 appeared Illustrations of the History and Practices of the Thugs (London, 8vo), and in 1840 Chapters of the Modern History of British India (London, 8vo), a work which received much praise. The Title 'Illustrations Of The History And Practices Of The Thugs written/authored/edited by Thornton', published in the year 2020. The ISBN 9788121235693 is assigned to the Paperback version of this title. This book has total of pp. 483 (Pages). The publisher of this title is Gyan Publishing House. This Book is in English. The subject of this book is . Size of the book is 13.34 x 21.59 cms Vol:- Language: English. Seller Inventory # PB1111000783574

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Book Description Paperback. Condition: New. About the Book:-The limited portion of information recently obtained in this country as to the existence and practices of the classes of Assassins known by the name of Thugs, has had the effect of directing public curiosity to the subject; and the following pages have been compiled with a view to the gratification of that feeling. The best authorities have been consulted; and the general views which are presented to the reader may claim at least the praise of accuracy. As the object of the writer was to convey information, and to afford as just, and, at the same time, as vivid a picture as possible of the strange state of society which it was his duty to exhibit, the author has in many instances given the confessions or depositions of members of the Thug fraternity in their own language, in preference to rendering them into his own. A well detailed book that gives the modus operandi and thoughts of the Thugs. The Thugs were a band of highway assassins who were spread all over India. They were usually disguised as pilgrims and used to win the confidence of other travelers saying that the highway was dangerous. Their main weapon was a yellow scarf with which they used to strangle the unsuspecting travelers. The Thugs were secret societies who were in contact with other Thug gangs. They had their own language called Ramaseena and carried out their enterprise after elaborate ceremonies dedicated to the goddess Bhavani, who they though had given her protection and blessing to their operations. This book offers exhaustive notes on their operations and also the depositions of captured Thugs. The Thugs were detected and crushed by Maj. Gen. Sleeman, who was the Superintendent of the Commission for suppression of the Thuggees. About the Author :-Edward Parry Thornton (1811?1893) was appointed Assistant under the Commissioner of Revenue in the Goruckpore division in 1831, and he became Assistant to the Magistrate and Collector at Goruckpore in 1836. He returned to England on furlough early in 1842, and on proceeding again to India in 1845 was appointed Joint Magistrate and Deputy Collector at Muttra, and later in the same year Chief Magistrate And Collector. In 1848 he was transferred in the same capacity to Serampore. Thornton's industry was not confined to the discharge of his administrative duties. He possessed considerable ability as an author. In 1833 he published ?A Summary of the History of the East India Company? (London, 8vo), and in 1835, a treatise entitled ?India, its State and Prospects? (London, 8vo). In 1837 appeared ?Illustrations of the History and Practices of the Thugs? (London, 8vo), and in 1840 ?Chapters of the Modern History of British India? (London, 8vo), a work which received much praise. The Title 'Illustrations Of The History And Practices Of The Thugs written/authored/edited by Thornton', published in the year 2020. The ISBN 9788121235693 is assigned to the Paperback version of this title. This book has total of pp. 483 (Pages). The publisher of this title is Gyan Publishing House. This Book is in English. The subject of this book is . Size of the book is 13.34 x 21.59 cms Vol:-. Seller Inventory # PB1111000783574

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