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The record is made up of 1 volume (322 folios). It was created in 1910. 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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A district of Kirman, lying south-west of Bashakard, between the Cha-
vang river and Jashk on the coast.— {Medley and Massy, 1893.)
A village in the Naharjan buluTc of the Kaln district Khorasan.— {Bellew.)
A village said to be one of the principal places in the Bampusht
district of Persian Baluchistan. See Murtl— {St. John.)
The name of a Rlkl village, with fort, included in the group of Ladis
villages. See article on Ladis. — {Jennings, 1885.)
BASHAKARD— Lat. 27° 1' 42"; Long. 57° 49' 45".
A mountainous and savage district of south-eastern Persia, which is
said to have been formerly an appanage of Pars, but which is now included
- in the province of Kirman.
It is bounded on the west by the districts of Rudbar, Shahri, and Rudan;
... on the south by the district of Jashk and by the
eogiap ica . g U ]f from Jashk to the mouth of the Karvan
river; on the east by a line running north from here and passing between
Tutun and Bint to a point midway between Ramlshk and Ispand; and on
the north by the Jaz Murian Hamun.
Bashakard is the most primitive and backward district in Persia, and
probably also the poorest. Until a few years ago no attempt was made to
levy taxes, and even now its revenue, paid irregularly and at the rifle’s
muzzle, amounts only to 800 tumdns, or about £160 per annum. Durran
Khan of Rudbar farms the district, but his post is not an enviable one,
especially as he is held responsible for raids.
The district is divided into four sub-divisions, all of which pay 200 tumdns
per annum, and may therefore be considered to contain an approximately
equal population.
Starting from the west, Sandark consists of some 15 villages and hamlets,
and as it borders on Minab, whither its inhabitants occasionally resort,
it is the least savage of the sub-districts.
Jakdan (? Jaghdan), further east, was visited by Galindo, who describes
its principal village as infinitely squalid and miserable. The district
contains 24 villages and hamlets, some of which are close to Jashk.
Anguran was visited by Floyer, Massy, and Medley, and has 14
villages, while finally Marz, with its capital Ramlshk, boasts of 22 villages
and hamlets.
The country consists of one main rugged range running from east to west,
t,. . , , which serves as a watershed to streams drain-
Physical features. ^ ^ Gul£ of , 0m5n or ^ Jaz
Murian Hamun. North of this plain is the open plain running down to the
hdmun, while to the south the country consists of a labyrinth of rugged and
impracticable hills, intersected by huge rocky water courses. The lines
of communication mostly follow the latter, but even these are often

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The item is Volume IV of the four-volume Gazetteer of Persia (1910 edition).

The volume comprises that portion of Persia south and east of the Bandar Abbas-Kirman-Birjand to Gazik line, with the exception of Sistan, 'which is dealt with in the Military Report on Persian Sistan'. It also includes the islands of Qishm, Hormuz, Hanjam, Larak etc. 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. and the whole district of Shamil.

The gazetteer includes entries on villages, towns, administrative divisions, districts, provinces, tribes, halting-places, religious sects, mountains, hills, streams, rivers, springs, wells, dams, passes, islands and bays. The entries provide details of latitude, longitude, and elevation for some places, and information on history, communications, agriculture, produce, population, health, water supply, topography, climate, military intelligence, coastal features, ethnography, trade, economy, administration and political matters.

Information sources are provided at the end of each gazetteer entry, in the form of an author or source’s surname, italicised and bracketed.

The volume contains an index map, dated July 1909, on folio 323.

The volume also contains a glossary (folios 313-321).

Prepared by the General Staff, Army Headquarters, India.

Printed at the Government Monotype Press, India.

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1 volume (322 folios)
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Foliation: the foliation sequence for this description commences at the front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 324; these numbers are written in pencil, are circled, and are located in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. side of each folio. Pagination: the volume also contains an original printed pagination sequence.

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