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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)' [‎19r] (42/156)

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. 15
Sh&hz&da Hnsnn Khdn (Muhammad Hasan Mirza, (^) -A-t present A.SJldclbad belongs to
Muntasir-ui-Muik, Kajar.) Shahzada Hasan Khdn.
(c) Sliahzada Hasan Khan or Nawab An honorific title; an official acting as a provincial deputy ruler in South Asia; or a significant Muslim landowner in nineteenth century India. Muhammad Hasan Mirza (which is
Downfall of Shahzada Hasan Khfin owing to piOpei name) is the SOn and lieir of
Russian intrigues for his being friendly with the the late Ja’far Kuli Mirza, a Kaiar Prince
British Consulate-General at Meshed. who owned considerable property in the
Turbat-i-Haidari district.
The title of Muntasir-ul-Mulk was confirmed upon Nawab An honorific title; an official acting as a provincial deputy ruler in South Asia; or a significant Muslim landowner in nineteenth century India. Muhammad
Hasan Mirza by the late Nasir-ud-Din Shah in 1895.
Muhammad Hasan Mirza was chief of the Persian cossacks, and the police
of Meshed in 1894 and Gorernor of Turbat-i-Haidari in 1895.
In September 1895 he was, on account of Russian intrigues, suddenly
and treacherously seized by the Shahab-ul-Mulk (now Asaf-ud-Dowleh and
Governor-General of Kirman), Governor-General of Khurasan and Sistan, and
deported from Meshed together with the Nusrat-ul-Mulk, the Timuri Chief
(who was then Commander-in-Chief of the Shah’s forces in Khurasan).
Muhammad Hasan Mirza was, however, allowed to return to the town of
Meshed shortly afterwards and has been out of employ ever since.
He was appointed Deputy Governor-General of Khurasan and Sistan by
the Persian Government pending the arrival at Meshed of the Rukn-ud-
Dowleh, the present Governor-General of Khurasan and Sistan; but was
relieved of the work after a short time on the recommendation cf the Russian
Legation at Teheran who demanded his removal on the ground that he was
very friendly with the British Consulate-General at Meshed.
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Thursday, 14th April 1898.
little
lafid,.
22. Kctmi (Bubal). Kami (caravansarai).
Time taken by laden camels, 9 hours (9 A.M. to 6 p. m.).
Distance, 18 miles.
Water, good.
Supplies scarce.
(a) There are two roads from Asadabad towards Turbat-i-Haidari. One
. 1 rn wtt-, • goes across Gudar-i-Bidar, a difficult pass
Roads between Asadabad and rurbat-i-Haulan. \ *
with a steep ascent and descent to Kaskak
and unsuitable for camels.
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The other goes by Gudari-i-Khumari, which is much easier and the one
used for camel traffic and carriages.
We took the Gudar-i-Khumari route.
(b) Between Asadabad and Kami-i-Bala we passed three villages, viz :—
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(t) Hashmatabad, a small village containing about 15
„ , families of Karais and
aS ' maU 1 ’ Kainis . . .8 miles from Asadabad.
(i‘e) Rubat-i-Sangi, containing 20 families of Karais.
^ a . The stone caravan earai
Rubat-i- angi. that gives it name to the
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village which is a little way off from it is in ruins
now and affords no shelter to travellers . .12 miles from Asadabad.
[Hi) Khumari, containing 5 families of Karais, situated
, . at the foot of the pass
Khumari. (Gudar-i-Khumari) . 14 miles from Asadabad.
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fc) Between Asadabad and Hashmatabad the road is perfectly level, but
, ,, - as in its latter part it crosses a tract of
Roads between Asadabad and Bubat i-Kami. ^ ^ a sma]1 stream of
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salt water, it must be almost impassable during the winter and the rainy
season.

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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)' [‎19r] (42/156), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, Mss Eur F111/363, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100060432561.0x00002b> [accessed 21 April 2024]

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