A murderous religious cult is way-laying travellers and stealing goods in nineteenth century India. As the disappearances mount and trade becomes difficult, the British East India Company is forced to act. But they give the job to an upper-class officer completely out-of-touch with the country rather than the obvious candidate who has been in India for years and well understands the people and culture. Written by
Jeremy Perkins <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Did You Know?
's Capt. Henry Lewis is partially based on William Henry Sleeman, who declared war on the Thugees in 1835, and by hanging thousands of its leaders and members was able to eradicate it by the 1870s. The "rebellious natives" in the film Gunga Din
(1939) were based on the Thugees. See more
When Captain Lewis is tied to the ground, a reflection is visible between him and the cobra, revealing that a pane of glass separates them. See more
Whoever rules decides the truth.