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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)' [‎62r] (128/156)

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 JOUfiNEY FROM MESHED TO QUETTA, 1898.
101
Monday, 11th July 1893.
JD&l Bandin — Salt,
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(c) The straying away of two more camels through the negligence of the
Necessity for a halt at D&l Bandin in connection Camelmen and the procuring of 18 fresh
with transport. camels in place of the 15 brought from
Miroi to enable our caravan to proceed farther necessitated a halt here.
(d) The Thana here is a large building with six rooms, two yards, four
The Thana building at Ddi Bandin. towers at the corners and with an im
posing entrance in front. The Thanadar
is now engaged in building a room with a small verandah and a staircase on
top of the entrance. This room, when completed, will be very airy and com
fortable.
(e) Through the efforts of the energetic Thanadar, Amir Rhdn, and his
Transport easily procurable at Ddl Bandin. experienced Munshi A term used in the Middle East, Persia and South Asia to refer to a secretary, assistant or amanuensis. Munshis were employed in the British administration in the Gulf. , Ilm-ud-Din, who is
also m charge of the Post Office here, we
had no difficulty in engaging eighteen camels here.
Weather very hot at du Bandiu. (fj Weather very hot at Ddl Bandin.
Tuesday, 12th July 1898.
151. Karodak.
Time taken by laden camels, 9 hours.
Distance, 17 miles.
%
Hoad, good.
Water, good, from wells.
Pire-wood and camel-grazing plentiful.
No supplies procurable with the exception of sheep and milk.
(a) About eight families of Mamaseni Baluch nomads are settled here at
,, present. Karodak, which is said to mean
Settlement of Baluchis at Karodak. 4 -«-» i v • t • ac -i
hank m Baluchi, lies in a sort or a basin
surrounded by sandhills. It is well situated for water and is, therefore, well
wooded.
{b) There are several wells here at pre
sent, three of which contain perfectly good
water.
(c) A cool north wind which is blowing
to-day has considerably diminished the
heat.
Karodak.
Wells at Karodak.
Heat diminished by a cool north wind at Karodak.
Wednesday, 13th July 1898.
152. Yddgar Chdh (Levy post), Yadgirchah.
Time taken by laden camels, 7i hours.
Distance, 19 miles.
Road, partly sandy, but good.
Water, good, from two wells.
Camel-grazing and fire-wood obtainable.
No supplies procurable except sheep, milk, and melons in summer.
(a) We passed a large dry Nawar (pond or hollow in which a large
amount of rain-water accumulates in the
Nawar (pond) between Karodak and YSdgSr Chah. winter and last8 f or se yeral months) at
the 4th mile, and a group of wells called Niik CMh with a settlement of
Baluch nomads at about the 12th mile.

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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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