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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎81] (224/1782)

The record is made up of 2 volumes (1624 pages). It was created in 1915. It was written in English. 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.

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by a French naval force in 1759; but in India the French settlement of
Chaudarnagar fell to the British arms in 1757 and that of Pondichery
ml 761. Holland, in the contest in Europe, remained neutral; but in
India her influence also disappeared before that of Britain.
In consequence of the decay of the Mughal Empire after Aurangzib's Brili,h
f each m 1/07, the British were drawn, apart from their wars with the re . la 1 fcions .
French, into difficult and uncertain relations with native powers in
various parts of India ; and these cannot but have affected their policy India •
m the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. . The loss of Calcutta in 1756, to Siraj -ud-Daulah
Nawab of Bengal, the tragedy of the - Black Hole," and the campaign
o 1757 ending in the victory of Plassey must have absorbed the atten
tion of the East India Company at one time ; and a little later, through
the grant to them of the Twenty-four Parganas, their interests in Bengal
began to possess a territorial character. Under the Nizam-ul-Mulk, an
official of the defunct Mughal Empire, Haidarabad had meanwhile 'be-
come politically the capital of the Dakkhan; and Clive, during his first
governorship of Bengal in 1758-59, took measures to establish British
influence there.
Persian and Turkish affairs, 1722-63,
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During the Afghan occupation of Persia, which lasted for seven years, Afghan in-
the internal and external affairs of that country were plunged in ^^"ttonof
confusion. Tahmasb Mlrza, a son of Shah Husain who had escaped
from Isfahan before its fall, proclaimed himself Shah and continued ' 29,
the war against the invaders, at first with little success : the Afghans, on
their part, committed massacres and atrocities. On the north and east
the Russians and the Turks began to encroach on Persian territory, re
gulating their proceedings by a treaty for the partition of north-western
Persia into which they had entered in 1723, and in this manner the Russians
possessed themselves of some of the districts adjacent to the Caspian Sea.
while the Turks secured Kurdistan, Armenia and part of Azarbaijan. In
1724 Shiraz was taken and plundered by the Afghans. In 1725 M"ahmud,
the original commander of the Afghan host, became mad and died : he'
was succeeded by his cousin Ashraf, between whom and the Turks hosti
lities immediately began. The Afghans in 1726 inflicted two successive
defeats on the Turks within a few marches of Isfahan; the Ottomans
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Theses two volumes make up Volume I, Part IA and Part IB (Historical) (pages i-778 and 779-1624) of the Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. , ’Omān and Central Arabia (Government of India: 1915), compiled by John Gordon Lorimer and completed for press by Captain L Birdwood.

Part 1A contains an 'Introduction' (pages i-iii) written by Birdwood in Simla, dated 10 October 1914. There is also a 'Table of Chapters, Annexures, Appendices and Genealogical Tables' (page v-viii) and 'Detailed Table of Contents' (pages ix-cxxx), both of which cover all volumes and parts of the Gazetteer .

Parts IA and IB consist of nine chapters:

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2 volumes (1624 pages)
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Volume I, Part I has been divided into two bound volumes (1A and 1B) for ease of binding. Part 1A contains an 'Introduction', 'Table of Chapters, Annexures, Appendices and Genealogical Trees' and 'Detailed Table of Contents'. The content is arranged into nine chapters, with accompanying annexures, that relate to specific geographic regions in the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. . The chapters are sub-divided into numbered periods according, for example, to 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 annexures focus on a specific place or historical event. Further subject headings also appear in the right and left margins of the page. Footnotes appear occasionally at the bottom of the page to provide further details and references.

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Foliation: 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. The sequence runs through parts IA and IB as follows:

  • Volume I, Part IA: The sequence begins on the first folio with text, on number 1, and ends on the last folio with text, on number 456. Total number of folios: 456. Total number of folios including covers and flysheets: 460.
  • Volume I, Part IB: The sequence begins on the first folio with text, on number 457, and ends on the last folio with text, on number 878. It should be noted that folio 488 is followed by folio 488A. Total number of folios: 423. Total number of folios including covers and flysheets: 427.
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