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The Thing About Thugs

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    Tabish Khair (Author)

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While Meadows tries to analyse the strange cult of the Indian Thug, a group of Englishmen sets out to prove the inherent difference between cultures and people by examining their skulls - with bizarre consequences. Set in Victorian London, this story of different voices from different places draws intricate lines of connection from the nineteenth to the twenty-first century, between England and India, across individual and cultural differences. Known for his refusal to fit his work into established ':diasporic':, subalternist or post-colonialist narrative traditions, in The Thing About Thugs, Khair finally engages with these traditions by subtly and ironically deploying echoes from Victorian literature, ranging from Charles Dickens to P.M. Taylor':s Confessions of a Thug and Joseph Conrad':s Heart of Darkness. ':Khair':s skill lies in making us question our assumptions about what we do and why we do it.': - New Statesman Formally and intellectually intrepid, and emotionally resonant, Tabish Khair':s novels are some of the most exciting to have come out of the Indian subcontinent.': Pankaj
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  • PDF | 256 pages
  • Tabish Khair (Author)
  • HarperCollins India (1 Dec. 2010)
  • English
  • 6
  • Crime, Thrillers Mystery

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