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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎1686] (203/1262)

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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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by the
Shaikh of
about 1857—
Later Grov-
ernment of
Shaikh Faris,
KVab, at
Murder of
Shaikh Lutf
Ullah and
ment of
by Shaikh
Ja'far, and
fcion to Tehran of Shaikh Paris, the KVab Shaikh who had governed
Fallahiyeh since 1841, and who yet meekly obeyed a summons from
His Eoyal Highness Khanlar Mirza, Governor of ^Arabistan, to appear
before him ; also in the appointment of Shaikh Jabir himself as Persian
Deputy-Governor of Fallahiyeh in addition to Muhammareh. Shaikh
Jabir sent his son Muhammad Khan to represent him at Fallahiyeh j
but during his absence at Burujird, where the Persian Governor had
required him to attend, the Ka^ab rose against this deputy. The loss of
his new districts was averted only by his own immediate return and
the capture by him of Fallahiyeh.
On the appointment of the Ziya-ul-Mulk to the Government of
'Arabistan, Shaikh Faris was released from his detention at Tehran,
while his relation Lutf Ullah raised most of the Ka'ab tribes against
the Muhaisin administration, to which however the Dris division of the
Ka^ab remained faithful. The result, as already noted, was a serious
defeat of Shaikh Jabir at Munikh and the temporarv establishment of
a Ka'ab government at Muhammareh itself, after which Shaikh Jabir
Was seized and in his turn deported by the Persian authorities. In
1862 Shaikh Jabir was replaced in authority at Muhammareh j and in
1868 Shaikh Faris became blind and was succeeded in the chiefship of
the Ka^ab districts by his son Muhammad.
In May 1878 Shaikh Luft Ullah-bin-Mubadir, generally known as
Shaikh Lufti, a member of the Shaikhly family of Fallahiyeh but a
worn-out debauchee and occasional sufferer from delirium tremens, who
had ousted Shaikh Muhammad-bin-Faris from the Shaikhship in 1872 or
earlier, was murdered with his son Ghadhban in the Jarrahi district by
Ja far and Salman, sons of the said Muhammad.
Eahmah-bin-'lsa, a nephew of Shaikh Faris, was appointed in
Shaikh Lufti's place by the Persian authorities on his promising a total
revenue, for the Fallahiyeh district only, of 10,000 Tumans a year. At
the same time the Jarrahi and Hindiyan districts, as well as Ma'shur,
were detached from the Ka^ab Shaikhdom and farmed to Amir
Abdullah, of Dih Mulla in Hindiyan, on an annual assessment of 12,000
Tumans in addition to 9,000 Tumans which he already paid for M
Mulla. The season being a bad one Amir 'Abdullah failed to meet his
engagements ; and Shaikh Eahmah, the new chief of Fallahiyeh, whose
control was feeble, found himself unable to raise more than 4,000 Tumans
of the amount due by him. Upon this, to enable Shaikh Rahmah to
recover the demand Persian troops were sent to Fallahiyeh under Asad
Ullah Khan, the Wazir Minister. of the Persian Governor.

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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:

Extent and format
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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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎1686] (203/1262), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/20/C91/2, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 6 December 2023]

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