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Old 03-05-2014, 03:21 AM   #212
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British officer and colonial administrator William Savage comes to know about the thuggee cult, infiltrates their society, learns their ways and code of communication, and destroys them by capturing or killing their key leaders.. During his travels with the thuggee he almost falls prey to the cult's ways as he comes to Experience the ecstasy of ritual killings.. The story shows how complex the web was in terms of type and stature of people involved with the thuggee cult...
Thuggee refers to the acts of thugs, an organized gang of Professional assassins - Thugs travelled in groups across India for several hundred years..Although the thugs traced their origin to seven Muslim tribes, Hindus appear to have been associated with them at an early period; their creed and practices showed no influence of Islām..They were first mentioned in Ẓiyāʾ-ud-Dīn Baranī's History of Fīrūz Shāh dated around 1356..In the 1830s they were targeted for eradication by William Bentinck and his chief captain William Henry Sleeman. They were seemingly destroyed by this effort..would join travelers and gain their confidence.. This would allow them to then surprise and strangle their victims by pulling a handkerchief or noose tight around their necks.. They would then rob their victims of valuables and bury their bodies.. This led them to also be called Phansigar (English: using a noose), a term more commonly used in southern India..The modus operandi was to join a caravan and become accepted as bona-fide travellers themselves..The killing place would need to be remote from local observers and suitable to prevent escape (e.g., backed against a river). Thugs tended to develop favoured places of execution, called beles, if they were to anticipate the likely escape routes and hiding-places of the quicker-witted and more determined of the travellers..Usually killed their victims in darkness while the Thugs made music or noise to escape discovery.. If burying bodies they would need to disguise the 'earthworks' of their graveyard as a camp-site, tamping down the covering mounds and leaving some items of rubbish or remnants of a fire to 'explain' the disturbances and obscure the burials..The garotte is often depicted as the common weapon of the Thuggee..It is sometimes described as a Rumāl (head covering or kerchief), or translated as "yellow scarf". "Yellow" in this case may refer to a natural cream or khaki colour rather than bright yellow.. And our password will be...Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllanty siliogogoGoch...You mean the secret password isis Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysilio gogoGoch...
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