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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)' [‎55v] (115/156)

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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REPORT OF khan BAHADUR MAUL A BAKHSH
Curiosities. (z) Curiosities.
, » Thprn is a hi"li peak opposite K.iili“i-Gu"iid which
is called the*Kiih-i* Ganj (Treasure trove hill), but it is very difficult to get up
‘° 'iCS.'ShS'L 5‘Si;
Gugird. When one gets up o il one sees what it is _
hill in which something is visible, but #
It is said that one Mir Eezdi, of the Mir Baluchzai tribe, went up to the
ton of the hUl from one side about seventy years ago, and having tied a strong
top ot tne Hill iru down towards the cave. 'Ihe man,
long rope to ^ a ^ cl ^ ed a int opposite the cave, hut owing to a natural
who was let dow A term adopted by British officials to refer to local sailing vessels in the western Indian Ocean. , , id entrance of the cave he could not get into it.
He^s hoVeve^saTd to have seen some Khumra (earthenware jars) inside the
cave Old coins are said to have been found a the foot of the lull in former
times and the people of Sarbad believe that the jars in question contain money.
The man who climbed the hill is said to have died five years ago and it ,s
impossible now to obtain any of the coins found at the foot of the lull.
HR According to enquiries made by me from Sard dr Muhammad Rezii
° Khan Reki of Mirjawa and other Baluchis
of Sarhad that I have come across during
with the exception of the Tamindani and
the Khashi all non-Baluch tribes, viz.,
the Ladizi, the Shamdan, the Kusha, the
Karamzai, and the Hashimzai have, since
the above account was written, been
driven out of Sarhad by the Baluch tribes.
The Baluchis have plundered their property, carried off their children, camels,
sheep, and cattle and subjected them to great highhandedness, in consequence
of which the non-Baluch tribes have all been compelled to leave their homes
and to migrate to Sistan. The remaining Khashis finding their life unbear
able are also gradually leaving for Sistan.
The following table gives the present estimated population of Sarhad with
names of the present tribal Chiefs, their head-quarters and other particulars
concerning each tribe :—
Present population of Sarhad.
my journey through these parts,
tribes driven out of Sarhad by
Non-Baluch
Baluchis.
See paragraph 111(a).
Serial
No.
Name of tribe.
Number of
families.
Name of tribal Chief.
Head-quarters of tribal
Chief.
Beuabks.
Baluch, Tribes.
1
Nahrui .
50
Sherdil
Kuh-i-Hisdr&n
This tribe is settled at Kuh-i-Hi-
sardn near Nasratfibad on the
north-western frontier of Sar
had bordering on the Narmashir
district and the Kirman desert.
The majority of the Nahruis are
in Sist4n and are under 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.
Sa’id KhAn, son of the late 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.
Sharif Khfin Nahrui. His
younger brother 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. Khan
was in Sarhad, but he has re
cently gone to K6bul in hope of
finding favour with the Amir.
2
Ismailzai , .
100
Jihl and his mater*
nal uncle Alam
Khan.
Gulug^h , .
This tribe is settled in the Gulug£b
and Zi&ratg&h hills, and at Ha>
darabdd and in the surrounding
country. They winter on the
Shela in Sistan.
3
Reki . .
150
Muhammad Rez&
Khan and his
cousins.
Mirjawa near L£diz
Settled at Mirj4wa Lddiz and the
surrounding country.
4
MirBaluchzai .
/■50
150 50
(50
Rahim Khan and
Allah Hasan.
Murad Khan
Wall Muhammad .
Nazil . . .
Deh Bal£ . .
Kumalabad . .
) Settled at Ndzfi, Deh Bald,
> Kasimabdd, Kamdlabad, and
\ Hasandbad.

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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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