Thuggee, marginality and the state effect in colonial India, circa 1770–1840

@article{Lloyd2008ThuggeeMA,
  title={Thuggee, marginality and the state effect in colonial India, circa 1770–1840},
  author={T. Lloyd},
  journal={The Indian Economic and Social History Review},
  year={2008},
  volume={45},
  pages={201 - 237}
}
  • T. Lloyd
  • Published 2008
  • Sociology
  • The Indian Economic and Social History Review
This essay explores the way that the ‘effect’ of a colonial state was achieved in India in the course of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. It does so by scrutinizing the East India Company's initiatives against what political, military and judicial officers termed ‘extraordinary’ crime; beginning with Warren Hastings’ attempts to tackle dacoity in late eighteenth-century Bengal and culminating with William Sleeman's notorious campaign to suppress ‘thuggee’ in the early-mid… Expand