The Thugs or Phansigars of India (Volume 2); Comprising a History of the Rise and Progress of That…

Paperback | January 11, 2012

byW. H. Sleeman

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1839. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... APPENDIX. THE RAMASEEANA, OR VOCABULARY OF THE THUG LANGUAGE. PREPARED BY CAPTAIN WILLIAM H. SLEEMAN, SUPERINTENDENT OF THE THUG POLICE. Aulae--A Thug, in contradistinction to Beetoo, any person not ,a Thug. When Thugs wish to ascertain whether the persons they meet are Thugs or not, they accost them with " Aulae Khan Salam," if Musulmans; and " Aulae Bhae Ram Ram," if Hindoo. This to any one but a Thug would seem the common salutation of " peace to thee, friend," but it would be instantly recognised by a Thug. Any man that should reply in the same manner would be quite safe. Adhoreea--Any person who has separated himself from a party whom the Thugs have murdered or intend to murder, and thereby escaped them. Ae ho to Ghyree Chulo--" If you are come, pray descend." The phrase most commonly used as the J,hirnee or signal for putting people to death, when every thing has been prepared for the purpose. Agasee--A turban. A Thug never moves out without his turban, except in Bengal perhaps. If a turban is set on fire, it threatens great evil, and the gang must if near home, return and wait seven days; if at a distance, an offering of goor is made, and the individual to whom the turban belonged, alone returns home. If the turban falls off it is an omen almost as bad, and requires the same sacrifices. Agnsee--Is also the term given for the cry of the kite. Heard in the day time, it is of little importance, and interpreted according to their rules for the Thibaoo and the Pilhaoo: but heard during the Kootub, or interval between the first watch and daybreak, it is called the Kootub Agasee, a dreadful omen. If in camp, they get up and fly immediately, leaving untouched any person they may have inveigled, however wealthy. If they hear it after dark, but before the end of th...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1839. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... APPENDIX. THE RAMASEEANA, OR VOCABULARY OF THE THUG LANGUAGE. PREPARED BY CAPTAIN WILLIAM H. SLEEMAN, SUPERINTENDENT OF THE THUG POLI...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:116 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.24 inPublished:January 11, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217109519

ISBN - 13:9780217109512

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