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The record is made up of 1 volume (88 folios). It was created in 1913. 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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conditions take about 15 days, but delays and interruptions are frequent,
owing to weather conditions and raids of robbers.
Pages 111, 112, 113.—
(b) Supplies delete whole paragraph and substitute —
“ During the period preceding the harvesting of the new crops in May,
supplies are a difficulty almost everywhere. At other times the supplies
available in different years vary considerably, but the following may be
taken as a rough guide.
(а) The Chehar Mahal and Isfahan ; after August, wffi'ab3,000 tons ; barley
3,000 tons ; tobacco leaf 50 tons ; and large quantities of fruit between June
and October.
(б) Dizfiil and Shushtar ; after June, wheat 3,000 tons ; barley 2,500 tons;
and tobacco leaf 50 tons.
(c) Basrah and the Tigris Valley ; after June, immense quantities of
wheat and barley ; and in September, of dates. Estimated supply of live
stock :—
(a) Dizful, Shushtar, Bakhtiari country, 500,000 sheep ;
(b) Isfahan plateau 100,000 sheep ; 10,000 cattle.
Too much reliance cannot be placed on these figures, and it must be re
membered, that they are not available in the same place all the year round.’,
For present .entry substitute tire following :—
The Bavi are a large and exceedingly wealthy sub-division of the Kuhgalu,
Chehar Banicheh, engaged in agricultural and pastoral pursuits, under the
chieftainship of As’ad Khan, son of Mehdi Quli Khan, and are divided into
3 sub-divisions, the names of which are as follows :—’All Shahi; Jallli; and
Totalling 2,000 families, capable of putting 2,000 armed foot-men into the
In the reign of Nadir Shah the Bavi were transplanted by the order of that
potentate of Khorasan, together with their Chief, Hashim Khan. After the
death of Hashim Khan, his son found means to return with his followers to
their former habitat.
The land inhabited by the Bavi is bounded by Mamassani, Buir Ahmadi,
Liravi, and the Behbehan district. The Bavi are a sedentary population
living in Basht, whose chief occupation is growing tobacco which sells at 10
tumans per maund. The following forts are in their territory :—
Kaleh-i-Basht inhabited by As’ad Khan,
,, Du Gumbazun „ Ja’far Quli Khan,
,, Nim Du ,, Mulla Quli.
For resources, taxation etc., see under Kuhgalu. (Ranking, 1910),
BEHBEHAN (Town) delete present entry and substitute the following :—
BEHBEHAN Town—Lat. 30° 33' N. Long. 50° 28' E. Elev. 1,300*;
A town in Ears, and the capital of the administrative division of the same
name. It is situated 128 miles west-north-west of Shiraz and 43 miles north-

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The volume consists of corrections to the Gazetteer of Persia Volume III (1910 Edition). This volume was produced in 1913 (4th series) by the General Staff, India.

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.

Printed at the Government Monotype Press, Simla.

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1 volume (88 folios)

The entries are arranged in alphabetical order from front to back, with cross-references where required.

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Foliation: the foliation sequence commences at the first folio with 1 and terminates at the last folio with 88; these numbers are printed or in pencil, 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. The foliation sequence does not include the front and back covers.

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