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'Report of Khan Bahadur Maula Bakhsh, Attaché to the Agent to the Governor General of India and Her Britannic Majesty's Consul-General for Khurasan and Sistan, on His Journey from Meshed to Quetta via Turbat-i-Haidari, Kain, Sistan, Kuh-i-Malik Siah and Nushki (7th April to 28th July 1898)' [‎4r] (12/156)

The record is made up of 1 volume (74 folios). It was created in 1898. 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 Documents collected in a private capacity. .

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TABLE OF CONTENTS.
Subjects,
Paragraphs in which
mentioned.
POLITICAL.
State of affairs in Kdin and Sistdn.
Proposal regarding my deputation to report on the present state of affairs in Kain and Sistan .
1 and 1 (a)
Necessity for a better knowledge of the present state of affairs in Kain and Sist6n .
1 (J)
Orders of Government regarding my deputation
1(e)
My conversation with the Chief of Sist6n at Meshed regarding affairs in Kain and Sistau
10
10 (5)
Relations between the Chiefs of Kdin and Sistan
10(c)
Invention of false reports regarding occurrences in Sistan by the Chief of Kain and his
adherents and the action of the Persian authorities in connection therewith.
10 (rf)
Efforts of the Russian Consulate-General at Meshed to ruin the Chief of Sistan by bringing
false charges against him through a Secret Agent.
10 oo
Forged correspondence between the late Sir Oliver St. John and Mir Alam Khan, Chief of Kain
and Sistau.
10 (/)
Disputes about water between the local Afghan and Persian officials in Sistan ....
10 Or)
Admiuisterial affairs of Sistan ..
10 (h)
Dismissal and removal of Allahyar Khan, Pishkar from Sistan, for his intrigues against Lieuten
ant Webb-Ware and Surgeon-Major Brazier Creagh.
10 (i) and 62
An interesting letter from the leading Priest of Sistan
Views of the leading Priest of Sistan regarding Surgeon-Major Brazier Creagh’s dealings in that
country.
Ideas entertained by certain Sistan Baluchis regarding an attempt to murder Surgeon-Major
Brazier Creagh.
Chief of Kaiu’s reservedness in making remarks against his brother, the Chief of Sistdn .
12 and 78 (J)
12 (a)
12 (6)
35 (y)
Intrigues of the Shaukat-ul-Mulk, Chief of Kain, against the Hashmat-ul-Mulk, Chief of
Sistan.
35 (t)
Affairs in Kain and the Chief of Kain’s relations with the Persian Government
35(j)
The Chief of Kdin’s attitude towards the Russians and the English
My interview with the confidential servant of the Deputy Governor of Sistdn and conversation
regarding affairs in Kain and Sistan.
Allabydr Khan Pishkdr’s views on the state of affairs in Kain and Sistdn ....
Relations between Sartip Mir Ma’sum Khan, Deputy Governor of Sistan, and his father, the
Hashmat-ul-Mulk.
36
60
64
75
Views of the leading Priests regarding the state of affairs in Sistan .....
Shaikh Ismail, a leading Priest of Meshed, under surveillance in Sistan
76
79
The people of Sistdn blame the Russian Consulate-General for having caused Priests to be
deported.
Gratuitous medical aid afforded by the British Government to the people of Sistan .
Behaviour of the Deputy Governor of Sistdn in the settlement of Consular cases referred to him
by me.
State of affairs in the Sarhad district of Persian Baluchistan.
79(a)
80
83 (j)
Plunder of Khashis by Baluchis in Sarhad
Detention and liberation of Sarddr Muhammad Reza Khan Reki of Mirjawa’s son by Yawar
Abbas Khan, of Bampur.
111 (a)
129 (a), 132 (5).
and 132 (c)
Proceedings of Ydwar Abbas Khan, of Bampur, at Mirjdwa
Prevalence of wrong impression regarding Sarhad being a Yaghistdn (country of the rebels)
and the hold of the Persian Government over tribes there being slight.
132 and 132 (c)
134

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Report by Khan Bahadur Maula Bakhsh on his journey from Meshed to Quetta in 1898. The report starts with a description of the circumstances that gave rise to the journey and the preparations before departure (folios 12-17). The main body of the report consists of his account of the journey, written in diary form (folios 17-66). The last part of the report is formed of tables of data gathered during the journey (folios 67-72). The report contains information on distances, water, supplies, trade, human and physical geography, road conditions, and revenues.

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1 volume (74 folios)
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At the beginning of the volume is a table of contents arranged by subject with reference to the paragraph number.

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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 76; 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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