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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)' [‎7r] (18/156)

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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CONTENTS.
vii
1
I
SCBJKCT9.
SUBJECTS CONNECTED WITH THE NEW N USHKf-SISTiN TRADE
ROUTE— continued.
Points to be kept in view by caravans and travellers using the new Nushki-Sistdn trade
route —continued.
Water required for drinking purposes at Gumbad-i-Skela should be carried from Siahab or
Hurmnk.
March from Kacha to Kirtaka or ruce rerjcf ought to be performed in daylight, as the road is
rough and difficult at certain parts.
Water required for drinking purposes at Kirtaka ought to be carried from Kacha or Saindak, as
water of Kirtaka is bitter and unwholesome.
Water requited for drinking purposes at Darana Kuh and Zeh ought to be carried from Saindak
or Amir Chah, as the water at Darana Kiih is salt and bitter, while there is no water at all
at Zeh.
Water at Saindak should, if possible, be distilled before use for drinking purposes, as it is
purgative.
Water required at Shur Rig should be carried from Amir Chah or Manzil ....
Water from wells at Manzil should be boiled before use for drinking purposes, as the present
wells are not safe from contamination.
Poghdan is the best place for breaking journey between Padak and Sbakar Ch4h
VV’ater mill is the best place to halt for caravans at Nushkf .......
March between Nusbki and Kishingi should be made in daylight, as the road is difficult and
dangerous for laden camels at several places.
Caravans going to Kishingi should camp near well in the tamarisk jungle about a mile from the
chowki towards Nushki, as the well near the chowki does not contain water sufficient for a
caravan.
Camelmen should look after their camels most carefully at Manzil and Kishingi as the tamarisk-
jungles there contain poisonous plants which are fatal for camels, if eaten by them.
Hints to travellers and caravans using the new Nushkf-Sistan trade route
Assistance given by officers and officials of the new Nushki-Sistdn trade route to caravans
in facilitating their journey along the road.
Assistance rendered by the different Thanas to pilgrims proceeding from India to Meshed
Arrangements made by the Political Assistant, Chaghi district, for facilitating the journey of sin
caravan.
Water sent to Zeh for my caravan by the Thanadar of Amir Ch£h .
Failure of the son of Sardar Leader of a tribe or a polity; also refers to a military rank or title given to a commander of an army or division. Muhammad Rez& Khan Keki of Mirjawa to bring camels for mv
caravan as arranged and the Sardar’s own inability to provide them.
Assistance rendered to my caravan by the Thanadars and the staff of the Thanas at Rubat-i-
Kub-i-Malik SUh, Amir Chah, Miroi, Dal Bandin and Nusbki.
Assistance rendered to my caravan by the Acting Daffadar of the Khasadars at Manzil, and
the Daffadars at Saindak, Darana Kuh, Butik, Yadgar Chab, Padak, Shakar Ci aL and
Kirdagap. ’
Thdnas and levy posts along the Nushki-Sistdn trade route.
Sardar Leader of a tribe or a polity; also refers to a military rank or title given to a commander of an army or division. Muhammad Reza Khan Reki of Mirjawa’s fitness to supply Khasadars for the road
between Rub&t and Saiudak.
Thaua at Rubat-i-Kuh-i-Malik Siah
Levy post at Kacha . . .
Levy post at Saindak . •
Levy post at Darana Kuh . .
Levy post at Manzil . .
Levy post at Butik .
Levy post at Chah Sandan . .
Thana at Miroi . « .
Paragraphs in which
mentioned.
107 (a)
127 (a)
127 (e)
130 (if)
128 (e)
139 (J)
U3
155 (c)
158 (i)
159 (£)
159 (e)
141 and 159 (tf)
168
67
/2J, 13/ (^),
146 (A)
131 (/?)
129, 129 (A),
132 (a), and 132 (rf)
112(A), 137(a),
137 (&), 146 (g),
147 (a), 150 (e).
and 159 (a)
142. 128 (c),
130(A), 14 4 (A),
152(A), 154 (c),
156 (e), and 160 (e)
132 (e)
112 (a), 113 and
114
126 (c)
128 (c) and 128 (<f)
128 (c?) and 130 (A)
142
144 (A)
145 (rf)
146 (e)

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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)' [‎7r] (18/156), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, Mss Eur F111/363, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100060432561.0x000013> [accessed 23 April 2024]

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