Killer Khilats, Part 2: Imperial Collecting of Poison Dress Legends in India

@article{Maskiell2001KillerKP,
  title={Killer Khilats, Part 2: Imperial Collecting of Poison Dress Legends in India},
  author={Michelle Maskiell and Adrienne Mayor},
  journal={Folklore},
  year={2001},
  volume={112},
  pages={163 - 182}
}
This article presents the English language collecting histories of seven legends of death by Poison Dress that were recorded in early modern India (set out in ''Killer Khilats, Part 1''). The tales express fears of contamination, either symbolic or real, aroused by the ancient Persian-influenced customs of presenting robes of honour ( khilats ). Rajputs, Mughals, British, and other groups in India participated in the development of tales of deadly clothing from 1600 to the early twentieth… Expand
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