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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)' [‎6v] (17/156)

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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VI
CONTENTS.
Subjects.
SUBJECTS CONNECTED Wl'lH THE NEW NUSHKi-SISTiN TRADE
RO U T K— continued.
Wells along the Nushkt-Sistdn trade row^e—continued.
Wills at Miroi
Wells nt Sotak ..••••••••**
Wells at
Wells at Karodak
Nawar between Karodak and Yadgar Chah
Wells at Yagar Ckak
Wells at Padak
Well at BMiu Chah
Wells between Padak and Dusbii Ch4h ........
Well at Dushai Ckah ...........
Wells between Dushai Chah and Shakar Chah .......
Well at Shakar Ch&h ... ........
Kochal Chah Well ............
Wells at and near Kishingi ..........
Wells at Chah.i-Kurgaz ..... ......
Wells at Siahab
Well at Gumbad-i-Shela ............
Settlements along the Nushki-Sisidn trade route.
Disappearance of Baluch settlements from Kirtaka ......
Population of Saindak ........ ...
Settlers at Amir Ch4h . . .........
Settlement of Baluchis at Karoduk .........
Baluch Settlement near Kani ..........
Settlement of Sasoli Baluchis at Char Sar ........
Complaint of the Sasolis of Char Sar against the Senjerauis of Chaghi
Ealuch settlement at Padak ..........
Population of Nushki .......... .
Number of families of Rodiui Baluchis ......
Paragraphs in which
mtntioued.
i4d
147 and 117
148
iol ip)
152
152
154
154 p)
155 p)
155
156 p)
156^cj
156(rf)
15d p)
98 pt)
iu3 P)
107 (fl)
127 {d)
128 (c?)
137 (/)
151 (a)
148 (c)
153 (c)
153 (e)
154 {d)
158 [g)
160 p)
Points to le kept tn view by caravans and travellers using the new Nushkx-Sistdn trade route
Necessity for the purchase from Sistan of supplies required by my caravan on the road bevond
Kuh-i-Malik Siah.
Caravans going from Neh to Kuh-i-Malik Siah must travel along the western bank of the Shela ino
when that river is in flood. ’
Route west of the Shela is impracticable for caravans going to Kuh-i-Alalik Si&h, when there is im c i
no fresh water in that river. lu,i
All supplies required by caravans bound for Quetta between Neh and Miroi must be obtained and
carried either from Neh or Sistan.
105
Best route for camel caravans proceeding from Nasirabad (Sistau) to Kuh-bMalik Siah
Before h aving Neh, it should be ascertained if the Hauz-i-Gudar-i-Zard contains water • if not
the first march ought to be made to Chah-i-Kurgaz and drinking water carried thence t/
the next stage (Madeh) where water is very brackish.
106 (a)
98 ( c )> 98 pi) and
99 P)
Water required for use at Poghi ought to be carried from Safidava, or the inundations or
wells on the Sheila, the locality of which should be previously ascertained.
some
101 and 102 (a)

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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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'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)' [‎6v] (17/156), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, Mss Eur F111/363, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100060432561.0x000012> [accessed 14 April 2024]

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