The myth of the ritual stranglers

Kevin Rushby Children of Kali (Constable, 29th August, &#163;16.99, 1841193933)</p><p>
The well-travelled Kevin Rushby, author of Hunting Pirate Heaven, has journeyed around India to explore the history of the thug cult of stranglers for his latest book, Children of Kali.</p><p>
"I first came across Major William Henry Sleeman's Rambles and Reminiscences in a second-hand bookshop in York. I don't think I knew at that point that Sleeman was the officer who hunted down the thug cult in colonial India, but like most people I knew vaguely that there was a thug cult, and I'd seen 'Indiana ...

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