Creating the ‘Problem Hindu’: Sati, Thuggee and Female Infanticide in India, 1800–60

  title={Creating the ‘Problem Hindu’: Sati, Thuggee and Female Infanticide in India, 1800–60},
  author={Daniel J. R. Grey},
  journal={Gender \& History},
During the nineteenth century, British writers on India regularly invoked the physical, as well as moral, dangers of Hinduism, representing believers as not only in thrall to ‘idolatry’ but as potentially murderous when seeking to appease their gods. The sensational killings that so vividly filled the colonial imagination and which have provided fertile ground for historians, in particular the examples of sati (‘suttee’ or ‘widowburning’), ‘thuggee’ (thagi, the supposed ‘strangler cult’) and… 
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