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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎1966] (483/1262)

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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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Eebellion of
tlie Agha
Khan, 1838-
of Babism, ^
Persian affaire, notably in the important question of the delimitation of
the Perso-Turkish frontier, to which reference is made further on.
Internal history of Persia, 1838-1848.
We have seen that in* 1817 some trouble had arisen at Yazd througk
the death there, by violence, of the head of the Isma/Ili sect, that steps
had been taken by the Shah of the day to appease the indignation of Lis
followers. In 1838, about the time that Muhammed Shah withdrew
from her abortive operations against Herat, Agha Khan, who liad
succeeded to the headship of the Isma/illian, rose against the Persian
Government, after sending his family for safety to Karbala: he appa
rently claimed the supreme power in Persia for himself. After some
successes and reverses in the districts of Kirman and Lar he fled to
the country, escaped by land to Baluchistan, and appeared at Karachi
in 1843, eventually making Western India his permanent home. In
1844 his brother Sardar Leader of a tribe or a polity; also refers to a military rank or title given to a commander of an army or division. Khan invaded Persia from Baluchistan and for
a time held Bampur, but in the end surrendered to the Persian authorities
and was made a prisoner. A sanguinary conflict at Bampur between
Persian troops and the Baluchi inhabitants, was part of the aftermath
of this rebellion. The Eussian Government affected to believe that the
Isma/ili rebels had been supplied with arms, ammunition, money, and
even artillery from Bombay.
A religious heresy which was destined to produce serious political
consequences in Persia made its appearance during the later years of
Muhammad Shah : this was Babism, the creed of the Babis or followers
of the Bab. The founder was Saiyid 'Ali Muhammad, the son of a
grocer of Shiraz, who, being sent as a youth to represent his father at
Bushehr, soon left that place on pilgrimage to Makkah and afterwardsfsat
as a student at the feet of Haji Saiyid Kazim, the greatest Mujtahid of
the day at Karbala. On the death of his teacher he returned to BuslA
where he proclaimed himself a pronhet, the 33rd May 1844 being
accounted the date of his manifestation in that character.
ff tHe now assumed the title of the Bah, or gate, through whom know-
legde of the Twelfth Imam Mahdi could alone be attained. His pretensions
* Vide page 1864.
t Lord Curzon's Persia, Volume I, page 497.

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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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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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