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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎2085] (602/1262)

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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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in '"| 'at the head of the Bahraini settlers, whom it may have been
'^^(led to prejudice. Eventually the Persian Government intimated
'he^r intention of punishinf? some of the Arab inhabitants of Qais
vho bad been guilty of misbehaviour, and asked that the British subjects
W the island might be sent somewhere else for a few days ; but it is
I recor ded whether any practical proceedings followed this intimation
and request.
In January 1880, the Shaikh of Umm-al-Qaiwain proposed to inter
fere in Qais to support his Al J Ali kinsmen of Charak against the
Persians ; but he was informed by the Resident that, Qais being a part
of the Shah's dominions, intervention by him could not be permitted.
Some years later it became known that the family of the Qavvam-
ul-Mnlk of Shiraz claimed Qais under a grant which they alleged
bad been made to them, by the Shah personally, in 1878.
In 1880 Shaikh Yusuf, the usurping Arab Shaikh of Lingeh, afbitra- lUWment
rilv imprisoned one British Indian trader and compelled others to close
their shops. His Mejesty's Ship "Vulture" was sent to the spot at
from Bushehr, carrying a Persian official to whom the duty of mvesti- 1880 .
gating the affair had been delegated; and suitable compensation and
au ample apology were exacted.
In February 1885, a Hindu Faqir named Moti Ram disappeared Caseof^Mofci
from the Hindu settlement at Bandar ^ Abbas, and simultaneously money ^
and other valuables were missed from the temple of the Hindu com
munity. The Hindus complained to the Persian Karguzar, who referred
to Mirza Nasr Ullah Khan, the acting representative of the Persian
Deputy Governor ; but there was great delay in the production of the
accused ; and when he appeared it was found that he had been ciicum
cised and now called himself a Muhammadan. Great excitement followed
among the Hindus, who closed their shops by way of expiessing theii
indignation and accused Mirza Nasr Ullah Khan of being privy ^ to the
theft. The Resident, doubtless on the analogy of Marwarid ; s case,
caused Moti Ram to be brought to Bushehr for trial as a British subject;
tat, though strong suspicions of his guilt existed, judicial proof w
wanting. In regard to the man's change of religion, the Resi en
considered that the local authorities had acted with indecent haste
and regrettable secrecy; but the convert himself profebsed that
conversion was due to religious motives alone. The Deputy overnov

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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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