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I read (can't remember where at the moment) that in a population census (probably around 1911) the child of a thug used to be recorded as "yet to be thug" in profession column in India. This is because of criminal tribe act, around 1900. I searched in Internet but could not find anything.

I might have misplaced the time, but I am quite sure that an academic in lecture mentioned what I wrote, now, a way should be examining the document of census of British Empire around that time but only document I can find is piketty

Is it true? How can I find a reference to cite?

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    It seems unlikely, since the thug cult was essentially extinct by 1870, and the first census of India wasn't carried out until 1881. The Criminal Tribes Act targeted a wide range of communities designated as "habitual criminals". – sempaiscuba Sep 4 at 15:33
  • @sempaiscuba I might have misplaced the time, but I am quite sure that an academic in lecture mentioned what I wrote in the post couple some time ago, now, a way should be examining the document of census of British Empire around that time but only document I got is: piketty.pse.ens.fr/files/ideologie/data/CensusIndia/… – Michael Sep 4 at 16:09
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    @Michael please don't include relevant information in comments; I've moved the information into the question. You're more likely to get an answer if all the information you have is included in the question. – Mark C. Wallace Sep 4 at 17:49
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    Hmm. It seems it might be possible after all. A census of the North-west Province, carried out in 1965 did record 2 individuals as "Thug", although I didn't see any mention of children with that label in the report (though that was relying on searching the OCR text). – sempaiscuba Sep 4 at 18:10

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