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Taylor, Philip Meadows

Index: El Zahir, El Aleph, OC,Obras completas. Buenos Aires: Emecé, 1974. 593, 594. 27 de mayo de 1938, Reseña, The Confessions of a Thug, TC,Textos cautivos. Barcelona: Tusquets, 1986. 239.

British officer and journalist in India, 1808-76, author of Confessions of a Thug

Fishburn and Hughes: An Anglo-Indian administrator, journalist and novelist. Taylor was in the service of the Nizam of Hyderabad until 1860, when he returned to England for health reasons. His novel Confessions of a Thug (1839) was instrumental in eradicating Thuggee under the British Raj. Thuggee originated in the worship of Kali, the Hindu goddess of destruction whose disciples were rewarded with the right to strangle and steal. The Zahir