Thugs in the School of Industry, Jubblepoor - 1863
William Simpson, 1823–1899, British
Watercolor, gouache and graphite on thick, cream, smooth wove paper.
Source: Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Where are the thugs?
" THUG" - Topical word , recently used in the context of the Clock-Making School boy in Texas. An Indian origin rapper stepped-in to explain the etymology to Americans. ( http://edition.cnn.com/2015/09/18/politics/rapper-heems-clock-ahmed-mohamed-arrest-racism/index.html )
Thug is an Invented word by the brits
A cheater is calleg 'Thug' Thuggee(Hindi: Nepali ठग्गी ṭhagī; Urdu: ٹھگ; Sanskrit: sthaga; Sindhi: ٺوڳي، ٺڳ; Kannada: ಠಕ್ಕ thakka) refers to the acts of Thugs, an organized gang of professional - strangler or phansigar to loot innocent travellers