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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎1628] (145/1262)

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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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however, the Wali was not put to death, as were other traitors from
the Persian side, by the victorious Afghan Commander Mahmud:
but he was disgraced, and his possessions in the province of Khuzistan,
that is of 'Arabistan, —were given to his younger brother. There is
nothing to show to what family this Wali of J Arabistan belonged,
but that he may have been a member of the old ruling family of
Hawizeh appears not improbable.
From 1722 to 1734 the Ka'ab tribe are said to have been ruled by
a Shaikh named Faraj Ullah.
i f
Growth of the power of the Ka'ab, 1700-66,
^ ; i
Seizure of
Doraq by the
Ka'ab, 1747.
The Ka'ab
Shaikh Sal
man, 1737-
After this the power of the Ka ; ab in ^Arabistan began rapidly to
increase; and in or about 1747 they wrested Doraq, now Fallahiyeh^ from
their neighbours the Afshar or ^Aushar Turks, who, with that place as
their capital, had hitherto been the dominant tribe in the country.
Their success was attributed to aid from the Arab Wali of Hawizeh,
following a stratagem of their own.
The progress of the Ka^ab at this time was largely due to the energy and
ability of their chief. Shaikh Salman or Sulaiman, under whom it is pro
bable that their numbers grew rapidly large by accretion, as even at the
present day a tribe in ^Arabistan may grow under a popular and success
ful leader. Salman succeeded his brother Tahmaz Khanfar, who was
murdered in 1735, and Khanfar's son Bandar, who ruled from 1735 to
1737 and was then also murdered; his own reign lasted from 1737 to
1766; and except during the last two years of it another brother, named
^Othman, was associated with him in power. Salman obtained, or
maintained, his virtual independence by playing off the Persian and
Turkish authorities against one another ; and before long he was ruler
over a great part of the districts which are now Fallahiyeh and
Muhammareh without interference on the part of either power; while his
influence in some measure extended also to those of Ahwaz, Jarrahi, and
even Hindiyam
First expedition of Karim Khan against the Ka'ab, 1757.
In 1757 Karim Khan, whose authority in Persia was not yet fully
consolidated, made an expedition against the Ka^ab for the purpose 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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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎1628] (145/1262), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/20/C91/2, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 28 November 2023]

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