of a Thug is a tale of crime and retribution. Set in 1832 in India, the
story lays bare the practice of the Thugs, or deceivers as they were
called, who lived in boats and used to murder those passengers whom they
were able to entice into their company
Confessions of a Thug - a crucial book
An adventure story about
Thuggees with a thuggee as its fascinating hero - or antihero. Taylor's
book helped propel the still-continuing wave of popular western interest
in the cult.
Philip Meadows Taylor: his
stories of Indian life are surprisingly free of condescending western
racial and cultural stereotypes.