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'Who's Who in Persia (Volume III) Arabistan, Luristan, Isfahan & Bakhtiari' [‎4v] (13/62)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (27 folios). It was created in 1923. It was written in English. 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.


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ABDUL MEJID KHAN (Sardar-i-Kishwar). —3rd son of
Sheikh of Muhammerah. Is Deputy Governor of
Muhammerah. Married a daughter of Agha Jaffar, a
wealthy Persian merchant of Basrah. A most unpro
mising young man and has not given satisfaction as
Deputy Governor.
ABDULLA KHAN (Sardar-i-Sharaf) .—Son of Sheikh of
us-Sultaneh, Commanding 200 Bakhtiaris with Kiza
Quli Khan. Was with Turks opposing Russians at
Qasri-i-Shirin, but subsequently left them, and came
to Kharkeh River. On being attacked on May 29th,
1916, by a British squadron from Shush, he, Mirza
Agha Khan and Riza Quli Khan and 70 men attempted
to swim the river, but only four men and Abdul Qasim
escaped, the others being drowned. Those who were
captured were handed over to Chiragh Ali Khan, (q.v.).
ABD-US-SAIYID (Mulla ).—Governor of Ahwaz in 1914.
Now of no importance.
AGHA ABDI.—Held the appointment of Deputy Governor
of Muhammerah for several years. A man of ability
and some force of character, but uned uca ted. His sons
are traders.

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The first edition of Who's Who in Persia (Volume III) Arabistan, Luristan, Isfahan & Bakhtiari , compiled by the General Staff, India, comprises a biographical dictionary of individuals, families, and tribes connected with those regions in 1922.

It also includes a genealogical tree for the Bakhtiari Chiefs (folio 10).

The volume was published by the Government Central Press, Simla, 1923.

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1 volume (27 folios)

The biographical entries are arranged in alphabetical order from front to back, with cross-references where required.

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Foliation: the foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 29; these numbers are written in pencil, are circled, and are located in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. side of each folio. Pagination: the file also contains an original printed pagination sequence.

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'Who's Who in Persia (Volume III) Arabistan, Luristan, Isfahan & Bakhtiari' [‎4v] (13/62), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/MIL/17/15/11/5, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 23 February 2020]

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