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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎2370] (887/1262)

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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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A short account of tours which have been made in India in recent
years by members of the Naqib's family may be given here to illustrate
the extent and degree of their influence in that country.
After 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. Ayub Khan^s arrival in India he was visited at
Visits of
Eawalpindi by Saiyid Hasan, a younger brother of the present Naqib,
who remained with him for some months and returned to Baghdad in
1895. A year or two later Saiyid Hasan sent a servant to India with
Saiyid Hasan, a horse, valued at Rs. 700, for Ayub Khan ; the 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. dismissed the
1895-1900. 6er Y an t with a donation of Rs. 200 and with presents worth Rs. 500 for
the shrine of Shaikh ^Abdul Qadir. In 1897 Saiyid Hasan was reported
to have come to Rawalpindi, but it is not certain that he did. In June
1899 Saiyid Hasan was again with 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. Ayub Khan at Rawalpindi,
having come, it was stated, for an eye operation ; at the end of August
he visited Peshawa", where the Zakha Khel Afridi Maliks Kbawas
Khan and Wali Muhammad Khan were said to have had an interview
with him ;* in February 1900 he returned to Rawalpindi, and in April he
passed through Lahore on his way to Haidarabad in the Dakkhan,
where he remained for some time. He seems to have complained or
the proceedings in India of swindlers who passed themselves on as
belonging to his family.
In December 1895 Saiyid Muhammad, a nephew of the Naqib
and only son of Saiyid Zain-al-"'Abidin, left Baghdad on a journey to
India ; but he did not apparently arrive in Bombay until the beginning
of May 1896. He was followed by his uncle Saiyid ^Abdus Salain, e
youngest brother of the Naqib, whose departure from Baghdad oo'
place in July 1896. It was believed at first that Saiyid Muhamma
was the bearer of a message from the Sultan of Turkey to the
of Afghanistan, relating to the attitude of the European poweis i
respect of the Armenian atrocities; but subsequent events tende
discredit this theory. It was also stated that Saiyid M uhamma
quarrelled with his uncle the Naqib, had been deprived of his F?P el ^
and had therefore found it advisable to leave Baghdad ; but this
never verified. The Government of India, after due oons^era i ;
decided that no obstacle should be thrown in the way of either aiy
should he wish to proceed from India to Afghanistan. Saiyid
mad, having collected some money from the Memon communij
Bombay arrived, towards the end of August 1896, after
Ahmadabad, Jaipur, Ajmir and other places, at Hasan Abdal, e ,
Rawalpindi and Peshawar. Meanwhile Saiyid 'Abdus Salam had ^ ^
Karachi, and in July he made an excursion to Las^ Bailah, w e ^
J am received him with honour, presented him with three cam > . . g
escort i or
Visits of
and Saiyid
8 alam,
horses and
honour, presented
Rs. 400 in cash, and provided him with an
return to Karachi. At Karachi Saiyid ^ Abdus Salam declined, p 1 ^ ^
because he hoped to be summoned to Kabul, to call on the bar
the Afghan refugee colony; but he was himself
number of Peshawaris and Kachis and by a few Memons
* These Maliks—to the writer The lowest of the four classes into which East India Company civil servants were divided. A Writer’s duties originally consisted mostly of copying documents and book-keeping. 's recollection, who wa§ flrnm ent i
the Khaibar in 1899—were then both in disgrace with the British vjov ^ ij^ on
were not residing in British territory, this being a result of the Tiran e V

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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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