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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)' [‎64v] (133/156)

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 OP KHAN BAHADUR MAULA BAKBSH
Kishingi.
{Of The opening of the now trade route and the establishment of a Thana
Population of Kusbkf. at Nushki which has insured peace and
security for the inhabitants and put an
end to their feuds are generally admitted to have increased the population and
added to the prosperity of the country.
At present the population of the five settlements of which Nushki is com
prised is estimated as follows :—•
Name of tribe.
Mengal
Raksheni
Radini ,
Jamldini
Saiyids
Hindus
Total number of families about 700
Number of families.
About
150
200
100
150
40
60
{Ji) The news of a raid committed on Mengal camels belonging to Hadin
Rumours regarding unsafety of Nushki road. a place five OT six miles from Nlishkl
by liarech from Afghan territory who
carried off 20 camels and killed one man on the 19th July ; of the flight from
Dasht to Kandahar, about the 12th July, 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. Yar Muhammad Khan
Kurd with about 20 sowars; and of the flight to Shorawak (Afghan territory)
with his sowars from Kishingi and Kirdagdp 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. Imam Bakhsh recently
caused some disquiet in the Nushki district. Though this has to some extent
been, allayed by the prompt reorganization of the Levy establishments at
Kishingi and Kiidagdp by the Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. , Kelat, yet the public opinion
in the distiict seems to be that ^ar Muhammad Khfin and Imam Bakhsh, who
are now refugees.in Afghanistan are likely to carry on intrigues and cause raids
to be committed in British territory and to keep the road between Quetta and
Nushki and beyond Nushld disturbed for some time to come. It is believed
that the Baiech laid on Mengal camels is the outcome of their intrigues.
In consequence of these rumours one or two Hindu caravans that were
about to start from Quetta towards Nushki are said to have postponed their
departure. There is no occasion for any fears of this sort to be entertained, as
effective precautionary measures have been taken by the Political Ao>ent,
Ke at, to prevent any chance of raids and to insure the maintenance of peace
and security on the frontier, hut it might take a little time to reassure timid
bunmahs,^ unless it is proclaimed by the Thanadars of Amir Chah and
Rubat-i-Kuh-i-Malik Slab that the road is quite safe, the rumours that are
afloat, might cause a false alarm in Sistan and deter caravans from venturino ,
on a journey towards Quetta next autumn.
Heat m iid at Nushkt. (e) Heat mild at Nushki.
U) There are two roads from Nushki to Kanak.
Roads between Nushki and Kanak. and the Other by
said to be better
going to follow it.
There is, however, a Levy post at Kirdagap, whence caravans can obtain
guides and other assistance, while there is no Levy post at Itodini.
One goes by Kirdagap
Itodini. The latter is
for camels, and I
am
Friday, 22nd July 1898.
159. Kishingi (Levy post).
Time taken by laden camels, 5f hours.
Distance, 11 miles.
Water, good, from a well, hut insufficient for a caravan.
Camel-grazing and fire-wood plentiful.
No supplies procurable.

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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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