12.2: Reign of Fat-h'Ali Shāh, 1797-1834
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From the beginning of the reign of Fat-h 'Ali Shāh in 1797, we may treat Persian Makrāri, though as yet the Persian Government had no real footing in the province, as a portion of his dominions. Almost immediately on the death of Mīr Nasīr I of Kalāt, in 1793 or 1794, Brāhui influence had ceased to be felt in Makrān; and the whole country was thereafter parcelled out among local chiefs, belonging to various tribes, who were in every respect independent.

The first European officer to explore Persian Makrān was Captain N. P. Grant, an officer on the staff of Ge…

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“12.2: Reign of Fat-h'Ali Shāh, 1797-1834”, in: Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf, Oman and Central Arabia Online, Edited by: Brill. Consulted online on 20 July 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2405-447X_loro_COM_001202>
First published online: 2015

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