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The history of cut thumbs, is however hard to find a good source on.

I have also had problems documenting this allegation. I first read of it in a summary of British Colonialism in India by an Economics Masters student with whom I was collaborating in an interdisciplinary study in 1964-5. I will inquire of him. Perhaps he recalls the source he found. Have to have a source before it can be evaluated. :-)

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by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Sun Sep 1st, 2013 at 01:35:09 PM EST
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