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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)' [‎54r] (112/156)

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.
85
pay his respects to me at once, but that he regrets that he is unable to do so
now, as his men have run short of supplies. The Yd war adds that he is ready
to be of any service to me and that should I require his services I might let
him know.
(c) With regard to Mir (he does not call him 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
Liberation ot S.rdar Mohammad Rcaa Khan’, .on Hilda’s SOH, Taj Muhammad KhaU, the
by Yd war Abbas Khdn of Bampur. Yawar states that immediately on receipt
see paragraph 136 (o). 0 £ m y i e ^ er he set him free and that Taj
Muhammad Khdn was leaving for Saindak at once.
(d) It would appear from the above that 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’s son had an opportunity to engage
and bring camels for my caravan, but
failed to do so. According to 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’s own statement there are plenty of camels procurable
in and around Mirjawa.
Therefore his and son’s inability to provide a small number (twelve or
thirteen) for my caravan notwithstanding their best efforts to obtain them shows
that though belonging to a leading family 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 does
not command the power or influence among the Reki section of the Baluchis
of Sarhad that he pretends to do.
(e) Under present circumstances and in the absence of a better person,
j o ^ , however, he is, perhaps, the best man to
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 Kh&n s fitness to supply ’ , » * ,,
Kbasadars for the road between Rubat-i-Kuh-i-Malik supply KhaSadai’S tortile rOatl between
Rubat and Saindak, because he and the
appear
Inability 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 Rez4
and bis son to obtain camels for my
want of influence in Mirjawa
Khan Reki
caravan for
133. The part of
Siah and Saindak.
Rekis are occupying the country round Mirjawa and Ladiz situated in the
neighbourhood of Kacha Kiih and Saindak.
the road between Rubat-i-Kuh-i-Malik Sidh and Amir
Road between Rnbfc-i-Kuh-i.M.Ht siih ,nd Chah is the most exposed to raids of the
Amir Chah exposed to Baluch raids from Sarhad. Baiucll tribes of Sarhad.
134. In connection with this matter and in view of the general belief
, £ , that Sarhad is a “ Yaghistan»’ (country
being a Ydc/Mstan and the hold of the Persian of rebels) and that the hold ot the 1 ersian
Government over tribes there being slight. Government over tribes there is slight,
which is not really the case, it may not be out of place here to give a brief
description of the country with a few remarks on the present actual state of
atfairs in it:—
135. Sarhad. Sarhad.
(a) According to the geographical account of Persian Baluchistan written
for the Persian Government by Sartip
Geographical account. Mehdi Khan, a Persian Engineer
officer, some years ago—
“ Sarhad is one of the best (districts of Persian Baluchistan) as far as
climate is concerned. It is capable of great development and improvement,
has numerous pastures, great mineral wealth, and a little outlay on it by the
Persian Government would make it a very prosperous and profitable country,
(b) It has a temperate climate like that of Kirman and has many places
in the hills similar to the Sanitaria ot
Kirman.
Climate.
Villages.
(<?) Sarhad contains the following prim
cipal villages and hamlets :
(d) Khdsh —possesses
1. Khash.
2. Sangu.
3. Tamin.
4. Kusha.
9.
a ruined
Khash.
working
order and nine out of repair
5. Nazil
6. Deh Pannl.
7. Deli Hala.
8. Gazu.
Ladiz.
uninhabited fort. Its water-supply is
derived from kanats (underground irriga
tion channels), nine of which are in good
Those that are out of repair can be

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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)' [‎54r] (112/156), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, Mss Eur F111/363, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100060432561.0x000071> [accessed 14 April 2024]

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