Other Books

Other Books


This selection of books on the history of pre-colonial and colonial Balochistan has been made by the staff of the Balochistan Archives as a public service for the benefit of scholars and citizens. These books are freely available on different websites on the internet and the users should follow copyright rules and guidelines on the host website concerning these books. They contain valuable source materials on the history, culture, and languages of Balochistan and many of them are not available in the local bookshops in Pakistan. These books are travelogues, personal recollections, monographs, and official reports written by British colonial officers who had served in Balochistan or passed through the country on their way to Afghanistan, India, or Persia. The books marked by double asterisk ** sign are recommended readings by the staff of Balochistan Archives.



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Name: Sidi (Syet) Ali Reis (1553)Mirat-ul-Memalik or the Mirror of Countries
Source: http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/source/16CSidi1.asp
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Name: **Pottinger, Henry (1816) Travels in Beloochistan and Scinde
Source: http://books.google.com.pk/books?id=7s0qAAAAMAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=henry+pottinger+lus&hl=en&sa=X&ei=PhroUfrIDYKctAa2jIHoBQ&ved=0CCsQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q&f=false
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Name: Holdsworth, T.W.E (1840)The Campaign of the Indus, A Series of Letters
Source: http://books.google.com.pk/books?id=U3YIAAAAQAAJ&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&q&f=false
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Name: Dennie, William (1843) Personal Narrative of the Campaigns in Afghanistan, Sinde, and Beloochistan
Source: http://archive.org/details/personalnarrati00denngoog
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Name: Masson, Charles Esq. (1844)Narrative of Various Journeys in Balochistan, Afghanistan, the Punjab, and Kalat Voll
Source: http://books.google.com.pk/books?id=2IbDwPhK_AgC&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&q&f=false
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Name: Masson, Charles Esq. (1844)Vol II
Source: http://books.google.com.pk/books?id=1E4e8tC4wQkC&printsec=frontcover&dq=masson+journeys&hl=en&sa=X&ei=lQnoUcjHHKmk4gTFn4GABg&ved=0CCwQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=masson%20journeys&f=false
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Name: Masson, Charles Esq. (1844)Vol III
Source: http://books.google.com.pk/books?id=WNYWAAAAQAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=masson+journeys&hl=en&sa=X&ei=lQnoUcjHHKmk4gTFn4GABg&ved=0CDIQ6AEwAQ
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Name: **Masson, Charles Esq. (1844) Vol IV Narrative of a Journey to Kalat, etc. including a Memoir on Eastern Balochistan
Source: http://archive.org/details/narrativeofvario015070mbp
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Name: Neil, John Bladen (1846) Recollection of Four Years' Service with H.M. Fourtieth Regiment
Source: http://archive.org/details/recollectionsoff00neilrich
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Name: Postans, Thomas (1848)On the Biluchi Tribes Inhabiting the Lower Valley of the Indus
Source: http://www.jstor.org/stable/pdfplus/3014081.pdf?acceptTC=true
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Name: Stacy, Lewis (1848) Narrative of Services in Beloochistan
Source: http://books.google.com.pk/books?id=qhwLAAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=stacy+narrative+of+services+in+beloochistan&hl=en&sa=X&ei=vwroUaX0F4b3sgbB-4CoBA&ved=0CC0Q6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=stacy%20narrative%20of%20services%20in%20beloochistan&f=false
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Name: Hall, J.H.W (1848) Scenes in a Soldier's Life: a Narrative of Principal Events in Scinde, Beloochistan, etc.
Source: http://archive.org/details/scenesinasoldie00hallgoog
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Name: Eastwick, E.B. (1849)Dry Leaves from Young Egypt
Source: http://books.google.com.pk/books?id=ztVGAAAAIAAJ&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&q&f=false
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Name: Jacob, John (1852) Memoir of the First Campaign in the Hills North of Cutchee
Source: http://books.google.com.pk/books?id=e9VGAAAAIAAJ&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&q&f=false
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Name: **Jacob, John Ed. (1853) Record Book of the Scinde Irregular Horse Vol I
Source: http://archive.org/details/recordbookofscin01indi
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Name: Jacob, John Ed. (1853) Record Book of the Scinde Irregular Horse Vol II
Source: http://archive.org/details/recordbookofscin02indi
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Name: Lewis Arthur (1854)MukaddasInjilkiMatirasuldastalikhth (Bible with Balochi and English Text)
Source: http://archive.org/details/mukaddasinjlki00lewi
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Name: Goldsmid, F.J. (1861) Diary of Proceedings of the Mission into Mekran
Source: http://archive.org/details/jstor-1798446
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Name: Goldsmid, F.J. (1862) Exploration from Kurrachi to Gwadur along the Mekran Coast
Source: http://archive.org/details/jstor-1799307
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Name: **Aitchiston, C.U. (1862) A Collection of treaties, engagements, and sunnuds, etc. Vol. VII Sind, Beloochistan, Persia, and Herat
Source: http://archive.org/details/collectionoftrea07aitcuoft
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Name: St John, Oliver (1872) The Physical Geography of Persia: Narrative of a Journey through Baluchistan
Source: http://archive.org/details/physicalgeograph01stjo
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Name: Floyer, E.A. (1882), Unexlored Balochistan: A Survey of Route through Mekran
Source: http://archive.org/details/unexploredbaluc00floygoog
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Name: Maitland, P.J. (1883) Diary of a Journey from Jacobabad to Panjgur
Source: http://archive.org/details/diaryofjourneyfr00mait
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Name: McFall, William Crawford (1890) With the Zhob Field Force
Source: http://archive.org/details/withzhobfieldfor00mcfa
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Name: Da Costa, John (1890) A Scientific Frontier
Source: http://archive.org/details/scientificfronti00dacorich
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Name: Oliver, Edward Emmerson (1890) Across the Border: or Pathan and Biloch
Source: http://archive.org/details/censusindia01rislgoog
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Name: De Windt, Harry (1891)A Ride to India Across Persia and Baluchistan
Source: http://archive.org/details/ridetoindiaacros00dewirich
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Name: **Bruce, Richard Isaac (1900) The Forward Policy and its Results
Source: http://archive.org/details/forwardpolicyan00brucgoog
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Name: **India Census Commissioner (1901), Census of India, Vol V Baluchistan
Source: http://archive.org/details/censusindia01rislgoog
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Name: Dames, Mansel Longworth (1904) The Baloch Race: A Historical and Ethnological Sketch
Source: http://archive.org/details/balochracehistor00damerich
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Name: Dames, Mansel Longworth (1922) A Text Book of Balochi Language
Source: http://archive.org/details/textbookofbaloch00damerich
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Name: **Dames, Mansel Longworth (1907), Popular Poetry of the Baloches Volume I
Source: http://archive.org/details/PopularPoetryOfTheBalochesVol1
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Name: Stein, Sir Aurel (1905) Report of Archeological Survey Work in the Northwest Frontier and Baluchistan
Source: http://archive.org/details/reportarchaeolo00steigoog
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Name: Field, Henry (1955) Anthropological Field Reconnaissance in West Pakistan
Source: http://archive.org/details/anthropologicalr00fiel