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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)' [‎21r] (46/156)

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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Towards this amount the town of Turbat-i-Haidari contributes Tumans
4 ’ 68 , which is made up as follows :—
Tumans.
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Druggists ,

, 52
Grocers .
.
. 87
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Tanners

. 80
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Felt-makers
. 20
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Bakers .
. 4
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Fodder-sellers .

. 16
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Shoe-makers
. 63
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Oil-makers

. 30
»
Hat-makers .

. 26
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others

. 90
Total Tumans . 468
number about 1,300
revenue of Tumans
On the total amount of revenue the Governor is supposed to make at least
20 per cent. Therefore the actual amount annually realized from the people
may be put down at about Tumans 43,500 or £8,700.
(i) The Baluchis in the Turbat-i-Haidari district
, , , families and pay a
The Baluch tribes in Khurasan.
3,700 per annum.
A large number of families of the Baluch tribe are said to have been
moved by Mahmud of Ghazni from Baluchistan to Sistan, whence they were
brought to Khurasan by Nadir Shah and Karim Khan Zend. They number
about 3,000 families at present and are scattered in the Nishabur, Juwain,
Sabzawar, Turbat-i-Haidari, Turshiz, Tabas, Jam, Bakharz, and Khaf districts.
Besides these there are still several thousand families in the Sistan and
Kain districts, where they are under the local Governors. They have no tribal
Chief except the headmen of different sections of the tribe.
The Balucb families in the Meshed, Nisbabur, Juwain, Sabzawar, Turbat-
i-Haidari, Turshiz, Tabas, Jam, Bakharz, and Khaf districts are not under the
local Governors. They have a separate Governor of their own who is generally
one of the subordinate officials at Meshed, and is changed every year by the
Governor-General of Khurasan. These Baluchis altogether pay an annual
revenue of Tumans 8,000 in cash, kharwars 2,616 of grain (| wheat and J
barley) and kharwars 667 of chopped straw.
(/) The Turbat-i-Haidari district is
The Karai tribe of Turbat-i-Haidari. , • n • i i j i tz '• i. •!
chiefly inhabited by the Karai tribe.
According to enquiries made by me at different times from well-informed
old people in Khurasan, the Karais are Turks, a large number of whose
families is said to have been moved by one of the Mongal kings from
Turkistan to Syria, whence they were brought to Bars by Amir Timur, and
eventually from Ears to Khurasan hy Shah Ismail Safavi.
They remained in the Marv and Herat districts for some time, but after
wards settled in the Turbat-i-Haidari district, which was in an almost independ
ent State in the early part of the 19th century. They were a very powerful
tribe then, but gradually their numbers decreased.
Their decline was the result of rebellion, continual persecution by the
Turkomans and famine.
Is-bak Khan, the well-known Karai Chief, gained great power and was in
open rebellion during the reign of Fateh Ali Shah Kajar, but he was killed
with his son, Hasan Ali Khan, at Meshed by Prince Muhammad Wali Mirza in
the year 1815. His second son, Muhammad Khan Karai, then rebelled, but
was coerced by Hasan Ali Mirza, the Shuja’-us-Saltaneh in 1819. He broke
out in rebellion again and took possession of the town of Meshed in 1829, but
was subdued by the troops of Ahmad Ali Mirza, son of Fateh Ali Shah, who was
appointed Governor-General of Khurasan. He, however, remained in a semi
independent state during his lifetime.
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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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