Sjöbergs boktips: Thuggee, tjuvar och banditer i brittiska Indien


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Förlag: Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan, 2007. 
ISBN:
 9780230547179
Often described merely as a colonial construction, the phenomenon of thuggee remains one of the more contentious and controversial subjects of nineteenth-century south Asian history.
Based largely on new material, this book constitutes the first in-depth examination of thuggee as a type of banditry, emerging in a specific socio-economic and geographic context.
The British usually described the thugs as fanatic assassins and Kali-worshippers,
yet Wagner argues that the history of thuggee need no longer be limited to the study of its representation.

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