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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)' [‎65r] (134/156)

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.
107
(а) Having obtained 20 camels through Jemadar Jhanda Khan, Thanaddr
Assistance given to me in obtaining transport by Of IS Usllkl, ullO, with Ills Muliamr
the Thana stati' at Nushki. Ghulam. Muhammad, rendered me every
assistance, we marched to Kishingi.
(б) The road was good for the first two miles, but rough, rocky, and bad
between the 2nd and the 10th mile. The
Road between Nushki and Kishmgi. 0p g0 wag through tamarisk
iun^le. As the road is difficult and dangerous for laden camels at several
places, it is better for caravans to always do the march from Nushki to Kishingi
in day-light.
(t?) The well near the Thana being nearly dry and containing water
v 7 insufficient for the requirements of a
Wells at and near Kishingi. caravan, we did not go on to the Levy
post and camped near another well in the bed of a nalla in the tamarisk jungle,
about a mile from it towards Nushki. -This well contains plenty of good water,
and unless the chowki well is improved and the water-supply increased, it
would be better for caravans to stop at this well which is about ten miles from
N ushki.
Saturday, 23rd July 1898.
160. Modini (village).
Time taken by laden camels, 12J hours.
Distance, 24 miles.
Hoad, good.
Water, good, from three karezes.
Camel-grazing and grass plentiful.
Dire-wood and other supplies procurable.
(a) We passed Phaddin, a small village containing ten families of the
v ^ F llodim section of Brahms, at about the
Phaddia. 21st mile.
It would have been better for us to stop here for the convenience of the
camels but the guide having told us that Rodini was a better place and close
by we had to march on another three miles.
(b) Rodini is a small village containing ten families of Rodini Brahuis
^ ^ after whom it is called. These families
Rodini. are un( i er Kadkhuda Murad Khan.
The Bodinis number about 60 families altogether, ten of whom are
K ' settled here, ten at Phaddin, and about 40
Number of families of Rodini Brahuis. , ano f W r)l ac e.
Rodini.
Sunday, 24th July 1898.
Hodini — Halt.
My caravan delayed at Rodini for one day by sud
den death of eight camels supposed to have been
caused by effects of a poisonous plant in the tama
risk jungle at Kishingi.
(d) The sudden breaking down of eight
of our camels between Kishingi and
Rodini prevented our marching on, as
usual, and compelled us to halt here.
This sudden break-down is attributed to the effects of an unknown poison-
ous plant in the tamarisk jungle at Kishingi supposed to have been eaten
bv some of the camels. . . , .
One camel belonging to Hospital Assistant Abbas Ah died at Kishmgi,
nresumably from the effects of the plant in question.
Seven out of the eight camels belonging to the camelmen of my caravan
which remataed on the ?oad yesterday and could not come on died to-day.
All the camels that have died were no doubt weak and exhausted by *
Jong tard journey through the sandy desert, but they were not m a very had

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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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