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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎2181] (698/1262)

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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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'Abbas. In January 1892 Mir 'Abdun Nabi reappeared in the district,
displaced the agents of the Deputy Governor of Bandar -'Abbas after some
desultory fighting, and again began to collect taxes to the great dissatis
faction of the people^ especially in Biyaban^ which district the Persian
authorities now conferred on Mir Haji, son of Mir Yusuf^ 'Abdun
Nabi's leading opponent there. In August 1893 Mir ''Abdun Nabi,
assisted by Shaikh Hasan, Naib or Zabit of Minab, attacked with a
large force at Surag the small Tahirzai tribe of Khotak; the losses on
either side were slight; and the tribe paid 400 Tumans for pardon and
permission to reside at Khotak^ but subsequently removed to Bashakard.
Serious disturbances arose in the neighbourhood of Jashk in 1894 in
consequence of the death of a son of Mir ^li, joint chief of Jashk and
Biyaban, shot by dependents of Mir 'Abdun Nabi in a fray that arose
out of a dispute about camels. Both parties had recourse to the
British telegraph authorities at Jashk, from whom Mir 'Air's party
even tried unsuccessfully to oltain ammunition; and the arrest of Mir
; Abdun Nahi was ordered by the Persian authorities, but could not
be effected. Subsequently the contending chiefs were summoned to
Bandar ^Abbas; but Mir ^Abdun Nabi was attacked by enemies on
the way there, several men being killed in the fight which ensued^
whereupon he refused to continue his journey. The Persian officials
then announced that he had been deprived of the chiefship of
Jashk in favour of Mir Haji, who had already supplanted him in
Biyaban; but this settlement seems to have been nominal,
or at best partial. In April 1895 several Baluch leaders met at
Jashk with large followings to demand the appointment of a responsible
chief over the whole Jashk district, and much excitement at first prevailed,
hut it was allayed by assurances that, whatever was done, their wishes
would be considered by the Persian Deputy-Governor of Jashk. Nothing
more was heard of Mir ^Abdun Nabi until bis death, which occurred in
December 1895. He was succeeded by his son Mir Mustafa.
British interests at Jashk, 1872—1896.
ijantt Cases involving British interests from time to time arose at Jashk in
^sequence of the existence of a British telegraph station there after 1868
^ of the presence of an Indian military guard from 1878 to 1887.
In May 1884 five sepoys Term used in English to refer to an Indian infantryman. Carries some derogatory connotations as sometimes used as a means of othering and emphasising race, colour, origins, or rank. of the military guard were fired on, while out Sepoy Term used in English to refer to an Indian infantryman. Carries some derogatory connotations as sometimes used as a means of othering and emphasising race, colour, origins, or rank. 's casc
walkino- na ^Y e g 0 £ country and were robbed of some money.

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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' [‎2181] (698/1262), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/20/C91/2, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 8 December 2023]

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