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The Thugs or Phansigars of India
Comprising a history of the rise and progress of that extraordinary fraternity of assassins. And a description of the system which it pursues, and of the measures which have been adopted by the supreme government of India for its suppression.
By William Henry Sleeman
Published by Carey & Hart, Philadelphia - 1839
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A groups of Thugs strangling a traveller on a highway in India in the early 19th century. One member of the group is gripping the traveller's feet, another his hands, while a third member is tightening the ligature around the traveller's neck.
Source: British Library