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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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They number in all 400 families, and are capable of putting 600 fighting
men into the field, 400 of whom are armed with rifles. Of these rifles a largo
percentage are Martinis, while the remainder are 5-shot rifles of German
make, and a few British ’303. The latter are very highly prized and much
sought after, not only by this particular sub-tribe, but by the Kuhgalus in
general. In former times the Dushman Ziari used to number as many as
1,000 families, but, owing to the oppression of their chiefs, they have scat
tered, some to the Bakhtiaris and some to the Arabs in the Zaidan district.
They inhabit the country between Behbehan, Kazarun, Ardakan and Shu-
listan, and Kaleh Safid to Basht. This description gives wide limits and the
following boundaries (Ranking) may be more exact Kaleh-i-Rak, Deh
Chul, Kuh-i-Shirin, Badum, Samarhum, Kaleh-i-Gul-i-Parish Kaft. Their
winter quarters are Kalat, Kaleh-i-Rak-i-Mehdi Khan, Dasht-i-Mazadak; and
summer quarters Chehar Rah, Chiftu, Kallal, Kuh-i-Min, Sar Kuhak, Kuh-
i-Surb, Gil ^Safid, Benar-i-Gurgir, Tang-i-Shikari, Dalun, ’Savakar.
The following forts are in their territories Kaleh-i-Kalat, inhabited by
Surab Khan, and Kaleh-i-Rak inhabited by Mehdi Quli Khan.
The Dushman Ziari are on friendly terms with the Taiyibi (Sarhadi) and
Buir Ahmadi, but on bad terms with the Bakhtiari. For Resources, Admi
nistration, etc., see Kuhgalu. — (Bunking, 1910.)

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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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