India was one of the founding countries of Pastafarianism. Ragu built the religon's capital Handuwan, in India. Ishmali, a legendary prophet of Pastafarianism, was born in India. However, their came a time after the middle ages when a group of people in India revolted against Pastafarianism and Pirates. This group of these people are known as Thugees and Hare Krishnas by scientists, however, are referred to as "Ninjas" by Pastafarians. Ninjas actually were Japanese, so this term is incorrect.
Leading to the Ninja's Revolt[edit | edit source]
From the middle ages to the 1700s, a great era in pastafarian history, The Golden Age of Piracy swept across the world. Pirates were the chosen people of the FSM, and he made much success. Jealous of this, a few men in Handuawan formed an organization with an unknown name, however, it was likely యాంటీ పైరేట్స్, or Yāṇṭī pairēṭs, meaning Anti Pirates, in the Telugu language of Andhra Pradesh, India. The made cheesy comic depicting pirates as noisy, drunk, and thithy beggars, wandering the ocean in search of food. The pirates ignored this, which further angered the Ninjas, until a purge began.
The Purge[edit | edit source]
Soon the Yāṇṭī Pairēṭs paddled to a pirate ship. The Pirates mistook them for Trick-or-Treaters, and the Yāṇṭī pairēṭs slaughtered the pirates with their double bladed Kayak paddles, according to The Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.
Thugees[edit | edit source]
The Yāṇṭī pairēṭs evolved into the Thuggees in the 1800s. Thuggee, also known as tuggee or simply thugs, was an
organized gang of professional assassins who traveled in groups across India for several hundred years. They were first mentioned in the Ẓiyāʾ-ud-Dīn Baranī (English: History of Fīrūz Shāh) dated around 1356. In the 1830s they were targeted by William Bentinck, along with his chief captain William Henry Sleeman, for eradication. They were seemingly destroyed by this effort.
The thugs would join travellers and gain their confidence. This would allow them to then surprise and strangle them by tossing a handkerchief or noose around their necks. They would then rob the bodies of valuables and bury them. This led them to also be called Phansigar (English: utilizing a noose) a term more commonly used in southern India. The term Thuggee is derived from Hindi word ठग, or ṭhag, which means thief. Related words are the verb thugna, to deceive, from Sanskrit स्थग sthaga meaning cunning, sly, fraudulent, dishonest, scoundrel, from स्थगति sthagati (English: he conceals). This term for a particular kind of murder and robbery of travellers is popular in South Asia and particularly in India.