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The Life and Times of Maj. Gen. William Henry Sleeman: Elimination of Thuggee in India

 
Giriraj Shah (Editor)
Synopsis This book is based on the famed book titled "Yellow Scarf" authored by Lt. Gen. Franis Tucker. It gives an intimate account of the life and times of Maj. Gen. W.H. Sleeman better known as Thugee Sleeman who was appointed as incharge of Thugee and Anti Dacoity Department in 1829 and by 1836 he had totally eradicated the curse of Tuggery and Dacoity from India by sheer dint of his planning and meticulous execution of the operations. This book provides indepth insight into the working of Sleeman’s scheming mind.
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About the author

Giriraj Shah

Dr. Giri Raj Shah, a distinguished police officer and writer, did his M.A. in History and Law and was inducted in the Indian Police Service in 1972. He was posted as Deputy Superintendent of Police in Bareilly and Unnao Districts. He was promoted as Supdt. Of Police/Commandant and was posted at Fatehgarh at a time when it was reeling under the impact of Alwar gang. After Fatehgarh he had brief halt at Lucknow and then moved on to Bareilly. He is Director of Uttarakhand Sodh Sansthan and is a life member of Royal Geographical Society, London. He has won a number of awards including the Govind Ballabh Pant Piuraskar instituted by the Ministry of Home Affairs and Hindi Sahitya Sammelan Golden Jubilee Award, Samagra Sahitya Puraskar of Hindi Sansthan, Uttar Pradesh and International Kusum Kumari Award. He has published twenty books since the publication of his first book India Rediscovered.

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Title The Life and Times of Maj. Gen. William Henry Sleeman: Elimination of Thuggee in India
Author Giriraj Shah
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2002
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8178350203
length xxviii+240p., Appendix; Index; 23cm.
Subjects History