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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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The usual winter-quarters of this, the largest, tribe of the Qashqal are
east of Behbehan and north-east of the Liravi district. They are the greatest
horse-breeders and owners among the Qashqal, and are universally reported
to have strong irregular cavarly : they are said to be able to muster 5,000
sowars before the winter, and 4,000 tufangchis, but 9,000 sowars when the
animals are feeding on grass in the early spring. (Wilson, however, esti
mates the tribe as 4,000 families all told).
The camp of Ayaz Kiha Klmn has usually been near Abdaran and Bibi
Haklmeh: that of ’All Panah Kiha Khan (when he is on good terms with
Ayaz Kiha) at Sar Abnaniz, 8/arsaMs from Khairabad near Behbehan.
For a short time Saulat-ud-Dauleh made’Ali Panah Kiha Khan Kalantar of
the Darreh Shuns, and removed Ayaz Kiha Khan, but in 1911 Ayaz Kiha
Khan threw in his lot with Saulat-ul-Dauleh, took the bulk of his large clan
to the Saulat’s winter-quarters in Qirand Karzin, and in the spring of 1912
fought for the ex-Ilkhani against Zaigham, and other clans. (See also
under Qashqai).— (Wilson, 1911 ; Chick, 1912.)
A village about 8 miles north-north-west of Behbehan.
The village and lands of Dudangeh are the property of Haji Khusru Khan,
Sardar-uz-Zafar, and are leased by him to ’Ali Naki Khan, Bahmal, at an
annual rental of 2,000 tumcns. The village consists of some 30 houses,
capable of turning out 30 able-bodied men, 20 of whom would be armed with
rifles. The resources are about 100 cows, 500 sheep and goats, 30 donkeys,
and 10 mares together with 4,000 date trees and 50 khish of both irrigated and
unirrigated land. The produce per annum is about 200 maunds of rice
(Behbehan), 500 maunds of wheat, 50 maunds of linseed, and 3,500 maunda
of dates. The taxation is 1,000 tumans annually to the Behbehan
Governorship.— (Ranking, 1910).
For present entry substitute the following:—
The Dushman Ziari are a wild, lawless tribe, a sub-division of the Chehar
BanlchehMKfihgalu, though sometimes classed as Mamasani. They are under
the leadership of Surab Khan, and, together with the Taiyibi, are in the habit
of attacking and looting caravans on the Lynch Road, the usual scenes of
their attacks being the Gardan-i-Barrak, KalehMadrassehand Kikat (Darreh
Barfl). Their best known Chief was Muhammad Riza Khan, who was
executed by the then Governor of Shiraz, Prince Faridun Mirza, in 1840.
In 1905 their Chief was As’adullah Khan.
The sub-divisions of the Dushman Ziari are as follows :—
Sultan ! Ali.
Shaikh ’All.
Sau Dinar!,
Shaikh Abbas!,

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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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