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n. - Murder and robbery by ruffians.

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  • The Lady, her kid, and lots of action with local politics and the rise and antics of a thug or thuggee type cult of assassins and their death goddess worship.
  • When thuggee and suttee were abolished in India the British authorities shouldered the responsibility for eliminating those horrors and for administering the lands in...
  • It is by the orders of Bowani herself; for I have wronged her, and she is angry and has loudly proclaimed to me that thuggee is ended -- that her protection is for ever...
  • They have been spoonfed lies and distortions about the British Empire, so that they bleat about how ashamed they are of it, forgetting that for all its faults it gave... for more
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