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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)' [‎56r] (116/156)

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.
89
Serial
No.
9
10
Name of tribe.
Baluch Trtles —contd
Kurd • . .
("’Snhr&bzai .
s .fahanshahzai
1 Surfzai .
9 * Damani .
< I Hustiinzai .
| Rainnazai
^Ganguzai .
Burhdnzai (includes
Bamari).
Ghamsbadzai . .
Jainsbidzai
Sdlarzai
Total Balucb Tribes .
Non-Baluch Tribes.
Tamindani .
Kb^abi .
Total Non-Baluch
Tribes.
Total population of
Sarbad.
Number of
families.
20
^ 500
J
60
100
30
10
1,170
80
60
Name of tribal Chief.
Nur Muhammad
Khan and Nauroz
Khan (minors).
fJhiand and his
cousins Khan
| Muhammad and
^ Kamran.
I Saidi • ,
| Halim Khan •
(Idti . •
Minn . . .
Bejdr and Bahut
Dadul • .
Shahnazar Lashka-
ri.
Haidar Beg
No Chief
130
1,300
Head-quarter* of tribal
Chief.
Near Bam pur
Gazu (village)
Chdhbid near Khdsb
Chab-i-Zar .
Gazu . .
Mirzfibad
Kbash.
Drokan
Gazu • »
Kuh-i*Hisaran
near
Hbuabks.
Settled on the south-western
border of Sarhad.
| Settled near Kh^sh on the north-
V eastern and southern districts
of Sarhad.
)
Settled at Mirzab4d and in the
surrounding country.
Settled in the north-eastern corner
of Sarhad.
Taminddn
Kbash
Wandering about.
Wandering about.
The Mazarzai and Shahlibur, about
thirty families of each of whom
were formerly in Sarhad, are
not there now.
Settled at Tamind&n.
Settled at Khash.
(a) The whole of Persian Baluchistan, including Sarhad, is under the
Governor-General of Kirman for the time
Government of Sarhad. being. The Governor-General, however,
seldom visits the country personally and only rules it through Deputy
Governors.
The Deputy Governor of Sarhad lives at Bampur and there are minor
officials at Khash and Nasratabad.
(b) The Persian Government nominally levy certain taxes and revenue
in Sarhad, but nearly the whole of the
Revenue Of Sarhad. amount is either allotted to Baluch Chiefs
or headmen for service of sowars in time of need or expended in the disburse
ment of the allowances of troops and salaries of Persian ofhcials at Bampur,
Khash, and Nasratabad, and nothing goes to the Persian Exchequer.
(c) It is true that Sarhad is the rendezvous of Baluch outlaws, robbers,
, , , thieves, and bad characters from all parts
Sarhad is the rendezvous of Baluch outlaws, rob- . u i i • A-PndiQniofQn o-n/I
bers, thieves, and bad characters from all parts of of l CTSian BaluclllStdn, Al o naUlStdn, anQ
Bersian Baluchistan, Afghanistan, and Sist£n. Sistan but it must DOt be Supposed
that the local Chiefs have no control over them.
(d) There is no doubt that these persons support themselves by plunder
ing caravans and travellers and kidnap-
siave trade in Sarhad. p in? WO men and children whom they
openly sell as slaves in Baluchistan, Sistan, Afghanistan, and Kirman, whence
^hey are sometimes sent on to Khurasan and Bukhara.
(e) However, these crimes are committed by them with the sanction and
. ^ , nrmrnval of the Baluch Chiefs in Sarhad
Crimes committed with the sanction and approval appiO P onrkil
of the local Baluch Chiefs of Sarhad. W ho take the llOU S Share OUL OI tlie Spoil.

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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)' [‎56r] (116/156), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, Mss Eur F111/363, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100060432561.0x000075> [accessed 21 July 2024]

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