'CORRECTIONS TO GAZETTEER OF PERSIA. VOLUME III' [53r] (107/180)
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 effected nothing, beyond killing a few Saiyids, and burning their
huts. The fort of Dishmuk itself was too strong for them to storm, and
they were compelled to withdraw.
The tribe principally concerned in the highway robberies and murders
of BakhtiarJs on the Lynch road is by universal consent the Taiyibi, but it
is asserted that their operations would be impossible without the assistance,
or at all events the permission, of ’All Murad Khan of Dishmuk, whose land
must be crossed by them on their raiding expeditions. ’All Murad Khan
was therefore fastened upon as being morally responsible, and as being
a man of substance, the Taiyibi on the other hand being nomads with no
The Kuhgalu seem to have been entirely unaffected by the disturbances
of 1909, which culminated in the deposition of the Shah. They did not
raid the roads, nor cause any trouble, except perhaps near Shiraz in con
junction with the Qashqai.
In November 1909 the Buir Ahmadi, in conjunction, it is said, with
Muhammad ’Ali Khan, Kashkull, made a carefully planned and successful
raid on the Russian Consul-General’s caravan.
In July 1911 ’Ali Naqi Khan chief of the Ahmadi Bahmai was murdered
at the instigation of his nephew Darvlsh Khan, who took over the chieftain
ship and the chief’s fort at Likak ; but the murdered man’s brother Husain
Khan, by means of treachery, managed to murder Darvlsh Khan, and in
turn assumed the chieftainship.
During 1911, Bahadur-i-Divan was Deputy Governor of Behbehan and
consequently in charge of the Kuhgalii, and though Nizam-us-Sultaneh
was appointed to the post in February 1911, he did not himself take it up,
and his deputies only held it for a short time, during which disturbances
were rife. In October 1911, Amir-i-Mujahid, Bakhtiari, was nominated
Deputy Governor, partly because he was a relation of the Bahmais, but
neither he nor his deputies reached Behbehan till a year later when, at the
instance of Sardar-i-Jang, Ilkhani of the Bakhtiari, under whom the
Kuhgalu were placed, he was at last persuaded to take up the appointment.
He then seized Dishmuk and garrisoned it with Bakhtiaris.
During 1911 and 1912 the Kuhgalu maintained their notoriety for
raiding. The Taiyibi freely plundered caravans on the Lynch road,
and the Bakhtiaris made no effort to restrain them. In March 1912
a band of about 400 Kuhgalus had possession of the Urchlnl pass on the
Shiraz-Isfahan road, and plundered caravans at will. At the end of
September 1912 the Buir Ahmadi attacked and routed two parties of
sowars sent out from Shiraz to meet the new Governor General, and in
December 1912 the same tribe was said to be responsible for the attack,
in which Captain Eckford was killed.
Early in 1913 Amlr-i-Mujahid arranged for two columns to enter the
Kuhgalu country, in order to coerce the Taiyibi Dushman Zlarl, and part
of the Buir Ahmadi into submission. A northern column, composed
chiefly of Bakhtiaris with some friendly Bahmai, entered the country from
Ramuz and Mamatain. This column was cut off by the Taiyibi Kuhgalus,
who held the Tang-i-ChavIl in its rear, and was then attacked and dispersed.
Another column operating from Behbehan, supported by Shukrullah’s sec-
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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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The entries are arranged in alphabetical order from front to back, with cross-references where required.
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