The Deceivers

The Deceivers The story shows how British officer and colonial administrator William Savage comes to know about the thuggee cult, infiltrates their society, learns their ways and code of communication, and destroys them by capturing or killing their key leaders During his travels with the thuggee he almost falls prey to the cult s ways as he comes to experience the ecstasy of ritual killings. Read The Deceivers By John Masters – cricketworldcuplivestreaming.com

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  • Paperback
  • 320 pages
  • The Deceivers
  • John Masters
  • English
  • 11 November 2017
  • 0747403473

10 thoughts on “The Deceivers

  1. says:

    The novel is set in India during the height of the East India Company s power Our protagonist is an officer in the EIC, and he learns about the thuggee cult s operation in the region he s responsible for So he set out to find and crack the cult, accidentally ends up in Kali s service, mayhem ensues, and somehow he makes it out alive I don t want to say muchthan that The history seems pretty good, though I m no expert on India s history so it could all be crap The writing is engaging, The novel is set in India during the height of the East India Company s power Our protagonist is an...

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    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Betti s Books

  3. says:

    I picked up an old Penguin copy of this and am hooked The prose is spare but wonderfully evocative of the place and period The protagonist isof an anti hero in that he is insecure, unassuming and introverted little realising that his very nondescript personality lends itself so well to the deception he must perpetrate to infiltrate the murderous Thuggee cult...

  4. says:

    If you can manage a healthy dose of suspension of disbelief that a white Englishman could pass as an Indian and that an extremely widespread violent underground religion could exist for centuries without being exposed , you ll enjoy this book Briefly, it s about the alleged cult of early mid 19th century Kali worshippers who inveigle travelers into becoming the victims of ritualized killings, and the British officer who stumbles onto them and attempts to expose and destroy them There is a fac If you can manage a healthy dose of suspension of disbelief that a white Englishman could pass as an Indian and that an extremely widespread violent underground religion could exist for centuries without being expo...

  5. says:

    From BBC Radio 4 Extra Adaptation of John Masters 1952 novel set in India during British imperial rule.After I ve watched this fantastic movie thanks Bettie , I ll give 5 stars for this book.

  6. says:

    This was out of print when I last looked One of the best gripping yarns ever Accurate I m not sure, but a real page turner.

  7. says:

    I am glad that I checked this book out from the library instead of succumbing to temptation and ordering it fromThe book was ok, but got a lot better towards the end This book is rather plodding in the beginning, and can be tedious at times The ...

  8. says:

    THE DECEIVERS 1952 John MastersMasters 1914 1983 set all of his novels in India the place where he was born and ultimately spent his career years in until retirement Then he moved to the U.S., where he actually began his writing as a second career This is his second novel, after Nightrunners of Bengal, and continues the saga of the Savage family in India William Savage, the protagonist, was an employee of the East India Company, and had responsibility for the organization an THE DECEIVERS 1952 John MastersMasters 1914 1983 set all of his novels in India the place where he was born and ultimately spent his career years in until retirement Then he moved to the U.S., where he actually began his writing as a second career This is his second novel, after Nightrunners of Bengal, and continues the saga of the Savage fam...

  9. says:

    It wasn t until I came back from my first visit to India that I realised how John Masters had shaped my understanding of that vast, complicated, demanding country His voice was the one I heard when I travelled through Chennai and Mumbai, Kerala and Goa.I read The Deceivers at an impressionable age but even so, when I revisited it in 2002 I was still impressed by how Masters shapes the idea of the outsider later encapsulated philosophically by Edward Said of blessed memory, into a narrative It wasn t until I came back from my first visit to India that I realised how John Masters had shaped my understanding of that vast, complicated, demanding country His voice was the one I heard when I travelled through Chennai and Mumbai, Kerala and Goa.I read The Deceivers at an impressionable age but even so, when I revisited it in 2002 I was still impressed by how Masters shapes the idea of the outsider later encapsulated philosophically by Edward Said of blessed memory, into a narrative form that shows the British as outside India, despite controlling the country economically, and the price one man pays to become an insider.But philosophy aside, this is still the best fictional exploration of cult behaviour I ve read Thuggee could be Mansonism or Branch Davidianism today Masters somehow managed to work out what the components of indoctrination were, l...

  10. says:

    This book follows William Savage on an adventure fraught with danger, both physical and moral Not the most quick witted British Collector, Savage goes up against a nebulous cult of 19th century highway robbers, closely based on the Indian Thugs of those times.Into this adventurous melodrama of thieves and murderers, Masters mixes dramatic tests of our hero s character He even takes us on a Dostoevsky like adventure into the mind of a man who has experimented with evil power and is slipping ove This book follows William Savage on an adventure fraught with danger, both physical and moral Not the most quick witted British Collector, Savage goes up against a nebulous cult of 19th century highway robbers, closely based on the Indian Thugs of those times.Into this adventurous melodrama of thieves and murderers, Masters mixes dramatic tests of our hero s ch...

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