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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎2062] (579/1262)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (1165 pages). It was created in 1915. It was written in English and Arabic. The original is part of the British Library: India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. Records and Private Papers Documents collected in a private capacity. .


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Ahmad Khan himself, after he had made submission at Bushehr, as the
sole chief of Dashtistan,
In 1879 Tangistan came under the rule of a single authority, Haidar
Khan, on the expulsion of his first cousin ^li Khan, who had disputed
the government with him. A rebellion against Haidar Khan's authority
seems to have occurred in 1893; and the insurgents, who were armed
with Martini rifles, succeeded in repelling an attack made on them by
the Khan in conjunction with Persian troops and a gun from Bushehr.
On the occasion of the Ihtisham-ud-Dauleh's first visit to Bushehr
in 1877 the chief of Dashti, Haidar Khan, who had not paid his respects
to the Persian authorities for a number of years, thought it advisable to
wait on the Prince there; and the latter, when he left Bushehr, made
a tour in Dashti and remained in the district for some time. In the
following year Haidar Khan preferred to make a journey to Shiraz,
whence he had received assurances of pardon for past misdeeds, rather
than to trust himself again in the power of the Prince-G-overnor at
Bushehr; but he died at Shiraz, and the accident was commonly ascribed
to his having partaken of Shurbeh-i-Qajari" or Qajar broth, in other
words to his having been poisoned. His brother Muhammad Khan,
who had in the meanwhile visited the Ihtisham-ud-Dauleh, was
appointed ruler of Dashti in his stead; and the Prince-Governor A Prince of the Royal line who also acted as Governor of a large Iranian province during the Qājār period (1794-1925). once
more returned to Shiraz by way of Dashti. In 1879 there were local
disturbances in Dashti, incident on the collection of the revenue; and in
June 1881 Muhammad Khan died at Bushehr, where he had been
imprisoned on account of arrears alleged to be due by him to the
Government. He was succeeded by his nephew Jamal Khan, a son of
Haidar Khan. In July 1884 a fracas occurred at Bushehr between
Persian soldiers and some Dashtis who had come to town with a widow
of Muhammad Khan, the late chief, and several lives were lost. In 1B87
Jamal Khan appeared at Bushehr in the train of the Nasir-ul- Mulk,
on the latter s short-lived resumption of his Government. Dashti was
one of the districts of which the charge devolved, on the departure of
Prince Nauzar Mirza in 1889 ; on Sartip Muhammad Hasan Khan;
and, like Dashtistan, it was at the time disturbed by feuds.
In Shibkuh, during this period, interest centred chiefly in the ex
ploits and tragic end of Shaikh Mazkur of Kangun. This chief was,
about 1877, arrested and sent to Shiraz; but, his successor Mahammad
Hasan Khan having failed to give satisfaction, he was reinstated on
Paying—or promising to pay—100,000 Qrans. In May 1878, after his
return home, helped by Hamad-bin-Isma^l, the ^Obaidli Shaikh of

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This volume is Volume I, Part II (Historical) of the Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. , ’Omān and Central Arabia (Government of India: 1915), compiled by John Gordon Lorimer and completed for press by Captain L Birdwood.

Part II contains an 'Introduction' (pages i-iii) written by Birdwood in Simla, dated 10 October 1914, 'Table of Chapters, Annexures, Appendices and Genealogical Tables' (pags v-viii), and 'Detailed Table of Contents' (ix-cxxx). These are also found in Volume I, Part IA of the Gazetteer (IOR/L/PS/20/C91/1).

Part II consists of three chapters:

  • 'Chapter X. History of ’Arabistān' (pages 1625-1775);
  • 'Chapter XI. History of the Persian Coast and Islands' (pages 1776-2149);
  • 'Chapter XII. History of Persian Makrān' (pages 2150-2203).

The chapters are followed by nineteen appendices:

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1 volume (1165 pages)

Volume I, Part II is arranged into chapters that are sub-divided into numbered periods covering, for example, the reign of a ruler or regime of a Viceroy, or are arbitrarily based on outstanding land-marks in the history of the region. Each period has been sub-divided into subject headings, each of which has been lettered. The appendices are sub-divided into lettered subject headings and also contain numbered annexures, as well as charts. Both the chapters and appendices have further subject headings that appear in the right and left margins of the page. Footnotes appear occasionally througout the volume at the bottom of the page which provide further details and references. A 'Detailed Table of Contents' for Part II and the Appendices is on pages cii-cxxx.

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The foliation sequence is circled in pencil, in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. of each folio. It begins on the first folio with text, on number 879, and ends on the last folio with text, on number 1503.

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