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Thuggees Assassins

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posted on Apr, 29 2016 @ 12:07 PM
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Thuggees was a band of assassins for a long time, the word "thug" came from these bands highly trained assassins.



Thuggee or tuggee (Hindi: Nepali ṭhagī; Urdu: ٹھگ‎; Sanskrit: sthaga; Sindhi: ٺوڳي، ٺڳ‎; Kannada: thakka) refers to the acts of Thugs, an organised gang of professional robbers and murderers. Thugs travelled in groups across South Asia for six hundred years. Although the Thugs traced their origin to seven Muslim tribes, Hindus appear to have been associated with them at an early period. They were first mentioned in Ẓiyā-ud-Dīn Baranī's History of Fīrūz Shāh, dated around 1356. During the 1830s, the Thugs were targeted for eradication by Governor-General of India, William Bentinck and his chief captain, William Henry Sleeman. Thugs were apparently destroyed by this effort.

To take advantage of their victims, the Thugs would join travellers and gain their confidence; this would allow them to surprise and strangle the travellers with a handkerchief or noose. They would then rob and bury their victims. This led to the Thugs being called Phansigar (English: using a noose), a term more commonly used in southern India. The word "Thuggee" derives from the Hindi (ṭhag), which means "deceiver". Related words are the verb thugna ("to deceive"), from the Sanskrit (sthaga "cunning, sly, fraudulent") and (sthagati, "he conceals"). This term, describing the murder and robbery of travellers, is popular in South Asia and particularly India.



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posted on Apr, 29 2016 @ 12:28 PM
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Interesting copy paste jobbie. Nice work!



posted on Apr, 29 2016 @ 12:43 PM
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a reply to: PanPiper

What is your point? You need one!????



posted on Apr, 29 2016 @ 12:43 PM
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a reply to: Brotherman
Third one just like this..Well second, of three within an hour or so. Hmm but I am now curious to write on the topic of history. One day.



posted on Apr, 29 2016 @ 01:26 PM
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Thuggees taking jabbies in team-mate assies.

i think ATS had recently got invaded by Avatar-less bots. Thousands of them.



posted on Apr, 29 2016 @ 01:50 PM
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a reply to: PanPiper

And so???? Are you implying that ISIL is the neo-thuggees movement, or are you implying something else?



posted on Apr, 29 2016 @ 01:54 PM
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Reminds me of the Temple of Doom.



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