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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)' [‎61v] (127/156)

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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100
EEPORT OF KHAN BAHADUR MAULA BAKgSH
Kant
Dal Bandin.
(c) Two more of our camels broke down on the road, and their loads had
Further loss and breaking down of camels between to be distributed UUlOD^ Others. One CX*
Sotak and Kam. hausted and unserviceable camel strayed
away through the negligence of the camelman and was lost.
Heat excessive at Sotak. Heat CXCCSSive at Sotak.
Saturday, 9th July 1898.
148. Kdni*
Time taken by laden camels, 11 hours.
Distance, 22 miles.
Water, good, from three wells.
Fire-wood and camel-grazing obtainable.
No supplies procurable.
T ... {a) We passed Jujaki about the 8th
Jujakl - mile.
Jujaki has a room built for Khasadars, but no Khasadars are posted there
at present, and the water of the place is really bitter and bad.
(b) Our road was good for the first 16 miles, bad (up and down) for the
0 ^ • next three miles and level for the last
Road between Sotak and Kam. ii m
three miles.
(c) There were a few families of nomad Baluchis at about half a mile
, .... from the wells from whom we were able
to obtain some milk and a sheep.
Heat opressive at Kani. rpta heat continues to be oppressive.
149. Three of our loads which were loaded on Baluch camels engaged
Loss and recovery of three of our loads and the from Mlroi were negligently left behind
arrest of the thief near Kani. their Baluch camelmen and lost.
They were carried off by a Baluch thief from Rudbar (Afghan territory) who
was seen loitering about our caravan near Jujaki. However, Buland Khan, a
Sowar In the East India Company army and later Indian Army, an ordinary native cavalryman or mounted cavalryman. belonging to the Thana at Miroi, who was accompanying our caravans,
succeeded in tracing and seizing the thief and recovering the camels with their
loads. I am taking the thief with me to Dal Bandin andshall hand him over
to the Thdnadar there, together with his camel to be dealt with.
Sunday, 10th July 1898.
150. Dal JBandin {Thana and Tost Office).
Time taken by laden camels, 7 hours.
Distance, 14 miles.
Road, good.
Water, good, from a karez.
Fire-wood and camel-grazing plentiful.
Supplies procurable from a shop in the Thana, and sheep and milk
from the Baluch nomads settled a short distance from the
Thana.
(a) The land and water here, it is said, belong 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. Ali Khan
Dal Bandin capable of great improvement. Senjerdni of Chaghi whose SOD and brother-
in- law are living here at present. The
place is capable of great improvement, but the 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. seems to be doing
nothing to carry out any improvements. 5
{b) On arrival here I handed over the Baluch thief caught yesterday to
Thief who stole three of our loads and was arrested gether with his camel to the Thanada
handed over to the Thanadar of Dai Baudin to for safe custody pending receipt of order
of the Political Assistant, Chaghi district
in his case.

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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)' [‎61v] (127/156), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, Mss Eur F111/363, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100060432561.0x000080> [accessed 22 April 2024]

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