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'GAZETTEER OF PERSIA. VOL. III. PART I: A to K' [‎27v] (59/1278)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (635 folios). It was created in 1924. 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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AG HA JAR! (1)—
“ A tribe of the Hindlan district, comprising 250 families from the real
Agha Jari tribe (q.v.), who have settled in the district. (Chick 191% see
correction 1911, makes this a distinct tribe.) ”
AGHA JAR! (2)—
A subtribe of the Liravi KuhgaHis, inhabiting the country north-west of
Behbehan. They are classed among the Zir-i-Kuh tribes.
History. —Prior to the time of the late Isfandiar Khan, Ilkhanl of the
Bakhtiaris, the Agha Jari were a numerous and prosperous tribe, number
ing some 2,000 families, under a Chief by name Fateh Agha, who had his
headquarters at Julaki. Isfandiar Khan, however, picked a quarrel with
this tribe and looted them completely, after which the tribe became split up
into small factions, each under a petty Chief. In this state they have
remained to the present day, but although split up, still retain their
predatory instincts.
Ethnography. —The sub-divisions of the Agha Jari are as follows :—
1, Afshar. 2, Bagdali. 3, TtlakQ. 4, Jameh-Buzurgi. 5, JagktaL 6,
Daudi. 7, Kara Baghi. 8, Sha’ri. 9, Gashtil. _ 10> Bar Zaban.
The following were the various Chiefs of the Agha Jari ; in 1910
(a) Muhammad Husain Khan. (6) Mulla Rah Khuda. (c) Mu 11a Vali
Khan, (d) Mulla ’Ali Agha. (e) Husain Agha.
(a) Muhammad Husain Khan, son of Fateh Agha, has a following of
about 200 families, who inhabit the villages of Dudangeh and Kumieh r
but is unable to muster more than 200 fighting men, of whom only f are
armed with rifles.
(b) Mulla Rah Khuda has a small following of 60 families, living at Lasbid
and could muster 60 armed men all told, mounted and dismounted.
(c) Mulla Yali Khan, son of Barat Agha, has a following of 100 families
whose habitat is at Rudkhaneh-i-Kurmuz, capable of putting 100 armed
men into the field.
(d) Mulla ’Ali Agha has a smaL following of about 100 families, whose
habitat is at Maur-i-Lasbid and can muster 100 armed men. This sub
tribe still retains its predatory habits, but descends to petty thieving more
than organized looting.
(e) The last of the Agha Jari sub-divisions is under the leadership, of
Husain Agha, who lives at Kaleh-i-Tilagun, and consists of 100 families
(150 fighting men, only 100 of whom possess rifles).
The Jaghtal are a small tribe of some 150 families, subject to Mulla Vali
Khan of the Agha Jari living in the vicinity of Behbehan, which thpy
supply with dairy produce, viz., milk, curds (Lur : mast) and ghi. They
are good fighting men, can muster 150, all well armed, under the leadership
of Duhrab Agha, who has his headquarters at Mangilas, at which place
there is a Fort, in which he lives. There are two other forts in the
possession of the Jaghtai, one inhabited by ’Ali Nijat, the other by Lura-
liisit. The Jaghtai claim to have come originally from Shiraz and to be
descended from Jenghiz Khan.
For resources of the tribe and further information under Kuhgalu.
(Ranking, 1910.)

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The item is Volume III, Part I: A to K of the four-volume Gazetteer of Persia (Provisional Edition, 1917, reprinted 1924).

The volume comprises that portion of south-western Persia, which is bounded on the west by the Turco-Persian frontier; on the north and east by a line drawn through the towns of Khaniqin [Khanikin], Isfahan, Yazd, Kirman, and Bandar Abbas; and on the south by 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. .

The gazetteer includes entries on towns, villages, districts, provinces, tribes, forts, dams, shrines, coastal features, islands, rivers, streams, lakes, mountains, passes, and camping grounds. Entries include information on history, geography, climate, population, ethnography, administration, water supply, communications, caravanserais, trade, produce, and agriculture.

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 includes an Index Map of Gazetteer and Routes in Persia (folio 636), showing the whole of Persia with portions of adjacent countries, and indicating the extents of coverage of each volume of the Gazetteer and Routes of Persia , administrative regions and boundaries, hydrology, and major cities and towns.

Printed at the Government of India Press, Simla, 1924.

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1 volume (635 folios)
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Foliation: the foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 637; 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 file also contains an original printed pagination sequence.

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