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Thuggism, Thuggery  n.  Thuggee.






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"Thuggism" Quotes from Famous Books



... bled. Not that this was necessarily a new reform. There is every reason to suppose that most of Civa's females are aboriginal wild-tribe divinities. Now among these savages one sees at times a distinct refusal to bleed human victims. Thuggery may then have been the claim of an old conservative party, who wished to keep up the traditional throttling; though this is pure speculation, for, at the time when the sect became exposed, this means of death was merely the safest way to kill. They ...
— The Religions of India - Handbooks On The History Of Religions, Volume 1, Edited By Morris Jastrow • Edward Washburn Hopkins



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