Killer Khilats, Part 1: Legends of Poisoned "Robes of Honour" in India

@article{Maskiell2001KillerKP,
  title={Killer Khilats, Part 1: Legends of Poisoned "Robes of Honour" in India},
  author={M. Maskiell and A. Mayor},
  journal={Folklore},
  year={2001},
  volume={112},
  pages={23 - 45}
}
This article presents seven historical legends of death by Poison Dress that arose in early modern India. The tales revolve around fears of symbolic harm and real contamination aroused by the ancient Iranian-influenced customs of presenting robes of honour ( khilats ) to friends and enemies. From 1600 to the early twentieth century, Rajputs, Mughals, British, and other groups in India participated in the development of tales of deadly clothing. Many of the motifs and themes are analogous to… Expand
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