Confessions of a Thug

Confessions of a Thug

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Philip Meadows Taylor's Confessions of a Thug (1839) is the most influential novel about India prior to Kipling's Kim and was one of the bestselling sensation novels of the nineteenth century. In the course of a confession to a white `sahib' the imprisoned Ameer Ali recounts his life as a member of the Thuggee, a secret religious cult practising ritual mass murder and robbery. Taylor uncovered evidence of the crimes committed by bands of Thugs as a Superintendent of Police in India during the 1820s. Introducing a new standard of ethnographic realism to western fiction about India, Confessions of a Thug is a strikingly vivid, chilling and immensely readable thriller. This unique critical edition makes available a fascinating and significant work of Empire writing. This book is intended for undergraduate and postgraduate study of colonial literature and empire writing; Cultural Studies.show more

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  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 128 x 190 x 28mm | 381.02g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0192880217
  • 9780192880215

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