Swat History

WHO’S WHO IN SWAT, YEAR 1937 (PART 1)

‘Who’s Who In The Dir, Swat and Chitral Agency, 1933,/37’ are two classified documents that were compiled by the Intelligence Department of the Government of British India. The First part was written in 1933 while the second part was updated in 1937. The 1937 version contains brief details of the leading persons in Swat State as well as Dir and Chitral. The information relating to Swat will be uploaded in three parts (in alphabetical order) to this website.

 

1.Abdul Karim Khan: Abdul Karim Khan belongs to the village of Bajkatta, Buner, Swat State. He is an important malik [Malak] of has allowance of Rs. 500 per annum from the State.

2. Abdul Rahman Khan: Abdul Rahman Khan belongs to Churorai in Swat State. An important Malik [Malak] drawing an allowance of Rs. 300 per annum from Swat State.

3. Afrin Khan: Afrin Khan belongs to the village of Chakesar in Swat State. His tribe is Amna Khel. He is a Subedar in the State army and has an allowance of Rs. 100 per year from the State.

4. Ahmad Ali Khan: Already quoted in previous article titled “WHO’S WHO IN 1933 (SWAT STATE)”.

5. Amir Khan: Amir Khan belongs to Churorai, Swat State. He has an allowance of Rs. 150 per annum from the State.(Fredrik Barth has mentioned in the autobiography of Wali Sahib that Amir Khan was a prominent Khan in Lower Nikpi Khel and brother of Zarin Khan. He further mentions that he is allied to the Wazir’s faction).

6. Attaullah: Already quoted in the previous article titled “”WHO’S WHO IN 1933 (SWAT STATE)”.

7. Azim Khan: Azim Khan belongs to Chaliyar, Swat State. He is from Rustum Khel tribe. He is an influential person and has an annual allowance of Rs.200 from the State.

8. Babuzai Khan: Babuzai Khan is from Ilai village in Swat State. His tribe is Khadeen Khel. An important malik [Malak] who has an allowance of Rs. 500 per annum from the State.

9. Badrai Malik [Malak]: Badrai Malak is from Sarsanai village, Swat State. His tribe is Baba Khel. He is a recipient of an annual allowance of Rs. 440 from the State.

10. Bahramand: Already quoted in the previous article titled “WHO’S WHO IN 1933 (SWAT STATE)”.

11. Bajorai Khan: Bajorai Khan is from Chakesar village in Swat State. His tribe is Ghora Khel. He has an annual allowance of Rs.200 from the State.

12. Behram Khan: Behram Khan belongs to the village of Chachoderai ( Present day Shah Derai) in Swat State. His tribe is Jura Khel. He is influential and has an annual allowance of Rs. 810 from the State.

13. Dostai Khan: Dostai Khan belongs to Barikot in Swat State. His tribe is Zaman Khel. He has an annual allowance of Rs. 280 from the State.

 To Be Continued…

The writer is founding Chief Editor of www.swatencyclopedia.com. He hails from Saidu Sharif, Swat. He is M.phil Scholar and his research field is Swat State. He regularly writes on Swat State and its various aspects.
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The writer is founding Chief Editor of www.swatencyclopedia.com. He hails from Saidu Sharif, Swat. He is M.phil Scholar and his research field is Swat State. He regularly writes on Swat State and its various aspects.
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