This book contains a brief account of the revolt in Balochistân, an episode merely of the great political drama enacted west of the Indus, but deserving attention as the precursor of the catastrophe subsequently developed at Kâbal.
The volume concludes with a memoir on Eastern Balochistân, covering geography, tribes, government and history, antiquities and dialects, military force, revenue, trade, agriculture, manners, customs and natural history and mineralogy. Arrival at Baliawalpur; Start for Ahmodpur.', Physicians of Allahabad and their remedies; The Bakhshi opposes an interview with the Khan; Interview with the Bakhshi and offer of military service, Present of money, — Permission to depart, Boundaries. — Extent. Distinctions of soil, &c. domoestic animals, &e. — Towns. Baliawalpur. —Barra Ahmedpur, Sftdal Khan. — Bahawal Khan, Departure from Ahmedpur; Dera Ismael Khan; Country around Dera; Ismael Khan; The Nawab Shir Mahomed Khan. Interview with the nawab, Kaisa Ghar. — Departure from Dera Ismael Khan, Interview with Alladad Khan; Departure from Tak. Depart for Kundi; Departure for Darrahand; Town of Darraband. — Departure for Tak; Regain Tak. Leave Tat. Hills of Marwat, Political relations of Marwat; Maharaja Ranjit Singh. Ahmed Kozah. Pir Mahomed Khan., Army marches. Residence at Peshawer; Saiyad Ahmed Shah.— His operations.— His presumption.; Saiyad Ahmed Shah expelled. Departure from Peshawer; Diseases and remedies; — Entertainment Khan Bahadar Khan, Shah Rasul Shah, — Inundation of Ranjit Singh’s camp. Kazar Noh; Ambhar Khana; Batti Kot; Mahomed Zoman Khan; Their profession; Leave Jalalabad. Mulla Najib’s account. — His sources of information; View from Koh Karinj; The Pashai. — The Lughmani. — The Kohistani; The Peranchchs; The Yeghanis; War and peace; Deputation to Amir Mahomed Khan.Balia Hissar. Baber’s Tomb. — Killa Kazi. , Arrival at Ghazni; Introduction to' Dost Mahomed Khan. Kabal given to Sultan Mahomed Khan, Amir Mahomed Khan. — Revenue. — Character of Amir Mahomed; His political severity. Violence of the Ghiljis; Lohani party; Reception by Baktiaris; Tamak river; Sadu Zai Khan; Arrival at Kandahar. Interview of Fur Dil Khan., Mahomed Sidik Khan, Tomb of Ahmed Shah; Extent of authority. — Balochistan. Signs of tbe Kafila; Exposure of my money; Tents of Robat; Abdulah Khan. Khadar Khan’s agitation. Good treatment. Civility of a Brahiman; Baloch soldiers. Departure from Bagh; Boldness of robbers; Importance of Shikarpur to the Duranis. Division of country; Sindi woman., Administration of country. Fazilpur Gharri. Mistaken for a Pir Zada. Beautiful river-scenery; Arrival at Lahore. Lahore, Liberality of M. Allard; Project of- Aurangzib; Probability of disputed succession. Decline to see the Maharaja. Night march, Fati Mahomed Ghori.