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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎1823] (340/1262)

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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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services, lut really in order to prevent risings against his gtUnd
5. ^ority in the provinces, to keep most of the hereditary chiefs of about 1765.
"ft 11,1 " str - ets in attendance on his court at Shlraz or with the army ;
^ among those whom he so dealt with was the Khan of Dashti, who
R "t % capital a t Khnrmuj. The Khan had appointed an nncle to
haptenoi- ( Yern the district in his absence; but this substitute was
blinded and displaced by Ja'far, a brother of the Khan. Amir
Knbneh Khan, whom Kanm Khan sent to the coast with a force
sll0 ^ljl a t the end of 1764 or beginning of 1765 to deal with Mir Mahanna,
mihi fas commissioned to invest Ja^far Khan, by the way, with a robe of
honour; but the usurper, no doubt correctly interpreting the real inten-
tion of the Vakil Elected representative or attorney, acting in legal matters such as contracting marriage, inheritance, or business; a high-ranking legal official; could also refer to a custodian or administrator. , attempted, unsuccessfully, to destroy Kuhneh
^casiond | Khan's force in a narrow defile through which it had to pass. After
isa yeaip, this failure Ja'far Khan took to the hills; but within a few days he
togetlier;i was captured and sent to Shiraz, where, as a punishment, he was con-
Himi demned to remove a m0un(i inside tl:ie towl1 to a P lace without the gates,
fiuslieliii: Amir Kuhneh Khan, notwithstanding that Rig was his real objective
arms at and that Dashti, after the capture of Ja'far, was perfectly submissive to
brofcSil the Vakil Elected representative or attorney, acting in legal matters such as contracting marriage, inheritance, or business; a high-ranking legal official; could also refer to a custodian or administrator. 's authority, insisted in or before February 1765 on destroying
a kd tlle wllole town of with the exception of a mosque and an
tk mi iniamzadeh. During his whole sojourn there he occupied an entrenched
, J camp, as if in hostile country ; and, when in May he at last marched
MM against iie le£t a detaetiment behind to collect the revenue of
, , J Ahram in Tangistan and of the adjoining villages. At this time there
Iliaiy was a considerable fortified village at Tangistan proper, in the district of
that name, consisting of mat huts and surrounded by a mud wall and a
^ he iff ^ an ^ Q iq headman, before the arrival of the Persian troops in the
isircfBi Be igi 1 | )0l;ir ^ 00( j^ ^Q en aC customed to make travellers passing that
t t«. wa y p a y hestvily for road guards.
gallic i
some ^ Events on the coast of Shibkuli and below, 1763-1779.
^re, w
0e p hole'" The most important occurrences on the coast of Shibkuh and below
it was®' Wng this period were, from a British point of view, the piratical seizure
^the ^ Islamabad ^ off Mughu in 1765 and the capture of an armed
^ oa t o£ the East India Company by the Shaikh of Charak in 1767, to
which we might add, on account of its relation to these cases, the blow-
tWr^ U P the u Defiance " near Laft in 1767. These affairs, as well as

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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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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎1823] (340/1262), 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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