Philip Meadows Taylor's Confessions of a Thug is one of the most influential works ever written about India and one of the bestselling 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 religion cult practicing ritual mass murder and robbery. Featuring a map, a glossary, and a critical introduction, Oxford's is the only available edition of this important work.
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