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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎2191] (708/1262)

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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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Din Shall lie appears to have been succeeded by the Asaf-ud-Dauleh.
^ Higam-ul-Mulk governed the Kirman province at a later period^ and
wa g replaced in the spring of 1902 by the A'la-ul-Mulk.
The Persian Governorship of Bampur was retained by Zain-ul-^Abidin,
appointed in 189^ until 1897, when he was removed and one Sulaiman
Khan temporarily appointed in his place. General misgovernment and
over taxation by Zain-ul-^Abidin, had contributed to bring about a general
insurrection, which will later be described; and, the safety of British
subjects and of the British telegraph having been seriously endangered
by the rising, representations were made by the Hon'ble C. Hardinge, His
Britannic Majesty's Charge d'Affaires at Tehran, which led to his recall.
In 1900—1902 tuc Governor of Bampur was a certain Hashim Khan,whose
Government was corrupt, and who failed to maintain any semblance of
order, Hashim Khan was followed by Mustafa Quli Khan (1902-03),
WaliKhan (1904), and the Zahir-us-Sultan (1905).
In 1901 an attempt was made by the Imperial Persian Customs to
establish a post at Tank on the coast of the Gaih district, but it was
opposed by the inhabitants and was not persisted in. At North Jashk,
however, a post was duly inaugurated in 1902, and in the same year the
customs of Chahbar and Gwatar, previously farmed to Indian contractors,
were taken over by the Persian Government.
of Bampur,
Administration and internal history of the districts of Persian
Makran, 1896—1905.
The chiefs of the Jashk district in 1899 were Mir ''Ali and Mir
Mustafa, son of Mir 'Abdun Nabi, the former controlling the territory
to the west, the latter that to the east of Jagin. Mir ^Ali died on the
1st May 1900 and was succeeded by his son Mir Hoti, who was a distant
cousin of Mir Mustafa. In 1904 Mir Mustafa was actively assisted by
a younger brother, Mir Barkat, in his administrative duties. In 1905
Mir Barkat represented the interests of his family in Biyaban, events in
which district during the period are noticed in the chapter on the history
of the Persian Coast and Islands.
An annual tribute of 12 camels which had formerly been paid by the
chiefs of Jashk to the Governor of the Gulf Ports had by this time been
discontinued, apparently in consequence of the construction of a Persian
fort at New Jashk, for the care and upkeep of which the chiefs were made

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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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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎2191] (708/1262), 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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