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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)' [‎18r] (40/156)

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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ON HIS JOURNEY FROM MESHED TO QUETTA, 1898.
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conical mound called the Tappa-i-Nadiri to Ruhat-i-Ehakistari, an old
caravan sarai situated at about five miles from the caravansarai of Turuk,
(d) At about the eighth mile the road leading towards Kala-i-Ulang, a
Kaia-i-uiang. small village, branches off to the left.
(e) Taking the road to the right we reached Kamarzard, a small village
J containing nbout ten families of Karais at
about the eleventh mile.
(/) Erom Kamarzard the road goes across an easy kotal to Mulkabad
, which contains about 50 families and is
situated at the seventeenth mile.
(#) About two miles beyond Mulkabad is Gumbad-i-daraz, a large village
of about 100 families situated at about
two miles from Sharifabad.
Gumbad-i-daraz.
Monday, 11th April 1898.
(19) Kafir Kala.
Distance, 15 miles.
Water, good.
Supplies procurable.
(a) There is a direct road from Mulkabad to Kafir Kala via Hasanabad
„ and the distance is about 16 miles,
Hasanabad, a village containing about
100 families and belonging to the shrine at Meshed, being situated about
half way.
(b) The road from Gumbad*i-daraz to Kafir Kala goes via Bairamabad or
Bairaunabad. by Shall laki.
(e) We went by Shah Taki, a village of 40 families, situated at about 9
T ,. miles from Gumbad-i-daraz. Prom Shah
Taki to Kafir Kala the distance is about
six miles.
{d) The road from Turuk to Sharifabad Rubat-i-Khakistari, Kamar-
E „.d fron, Tumb to S „.nM»d „d KuMt-i- Mulkabad and Gumbad-i-daraz be-
Khakistari, Kaniarzard, Mulkabad, and Guinbad-i- mg longer by UVe Or Six miles than tll6
daraz much better for camels and wheeled traffic ma i n ro ad fl’Om Turuk to Sharifabad is
than the direct main highway. j i ^ ,
^ not used by travellers except by camel-
men who find it much easier for their heavily laden animals.
With the exception of a small easy kotal between Kamarzard and Mulk
abad there is no pass, and the road is fit for wheeled traffic for all the distance
even at present. With a little expense it would make a much better cart-road
than the present direct road from Turuk to Sharifabad.
„ J u t ,, „,,,, , (e) The road between Mulkabad and
Road between Mulkabad and Kafir Kala Did -tt'' n' tt’ i • * tt ^ i ^ ^nu.
Hasauabad can be driven over. JAatir Kala via tlasanabad can also be
driven over with great ease.
(/) Kafir Kala contains about SOfnmilies of Barbaris (Hazara emi°Tants
K4fir Kala . from the Hazdrdjdt-Afghanistan) and
Khurasanis. The mud walls of the
village which is situated on a hillock are in ruins and neglected.
(g) A new village which contains about 25 families has recently been
Sadrdb£d built just below the hill on which Kafir
Kala stands. This new village belongs
to Mirza Sadra-Najd-us-Saltaneb, the present Chief Secretary to the Rukn-
ud-Dowleh, Governor-General of Khurasan and Sistan, after whom it is called
Sadrabad.
(h) The above villages are situated in the Sar-i-Jam Buluk of Meshed, a
Sar.i.jam (Buluk). fer ‘ ile distri °t "ith abundant supplies
and plenty of water.
The revenue of the Sar-i-Jam Buluk is tumans 3,400 in cash, 688 khar*
wars of grain (| wheat and J barley) and 675 kharwars of chopped straw.

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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.

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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)' [‎18r] (40/156), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, Mss Eur F111/363, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100060432561.0x000029> [accessed 23 April 2024]

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