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'Report on Kurdistan' [‎63r] (130/220)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (106 folios). It was created in 1911. 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.


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BIKESH (Baneh)—
A village in the district of Baneh. It is 3 faradkhs from Banekveh and 3
from Kanibard on the road between the two. It is 2 fursokhs from Salehabad.
— {Customs.)
A district of Kurdistan. The greater part of the valley of Bilavar is part of
the Bala-Darband district of Kirmanshah. See Amirabad.
BILEK (Merivan)—
A village of the district of Merivan. It is J- farsakh to the right of bTachi,
a village on the Merivan-Baneh road vid Taratuleh.— {Customs.)
It is perhaps the same at Pilek or Pileh (g.v.).
BILU or BELYA (Baneh)—
A village of the district of Baneh. It is J farsakh to the right of Nauju, which
is itself \ farsakh from '^Sadbar on the road from Sadbar to Nwjgah. It is £
farsakh distant from Najneh Ulia and £ farsakh from Salehabad. It is to the
right of the Baneh-Sakiz road at farsakh from Baneh.— {Customs.)
BILUJ (?)—
A plain near the frontier of Kurdistan between the fort of Merivan and Penjyin
watered by a stream called Ab-i-Zizub.— {T. G. Plowden.)
BIN— j
A place in Kurdistan. It is the fourth stage from Baneh on the road to Senna.
It is in a mountainous district.— {Gerard).
BIRKEH (Saral)—
A village of the district of Saral.— {Government list.)
BIRMOKDAD (Hasanabad) —
A village of the district of Hasanabad. It has a fine old mosque to the east
of which is the tomb of Mokdad-ibn-Assud.
Birmokdad is probably in Persian Pir*Mokdad.
BISARAN (Javarud)—
A village of the district of Javarud.— {Government list.)
In this village is buried an Imamzadeh, nam^d Saiyid ’Ali.
BISTAN (Turkey)—
A village of Kurdistan, situated in the Zagros mountains, on the Turkish side
of the Peachan pass, which leads to Baneh. There is a road also to Sulaimanieh.
— {Gerard.)
The names of two villages of Kurdistan, 35 miles south of Senna on the banks
of the Gav-rud and about miles apart; the one on the left bank of the river
contains about 20 houses, that on the right bank 30. Both have some
willow-trees in the vicinity, also streams, and are situated in a fertile valley
where wheat is grown. Good grazing in the vicinity, and ground where
troops could camp. Supplies : 150 cows, 100 donkeys, 1,000 sheep, and firewood
in moderate quantities from river banks.— {Vaughan.)

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Confidential report compiled by Hyacinth Louis Rabino. The report was printed in Simla at the Government Monotype Press, 1911.

The report is divided into three parts (I-III), as follows:

Part I: Geographical and Commercial Notes (folios 6-39) with sections on the province of Kurdistan (including information on cultivation, population, revenue, roads, imports/exports, and the capital, Senna), its tribes (including statistics on population, land, and residences), rivers, and mountains, and appendices comprised of government lists of villages.

Part II: History (folios 40-54) with a chart showing the Valis and Provincial Governors of Kurdistan for the years 1169-1905 (folio 41).

Part III: Gazetteer of Kurdistan (folios 55-104) arranged alphabetically.

At the back of the volume is a glossary (folios 105-06) including notes on the weights used in Kurdistan.

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1 volume (106 folios)

There is a contents page at the front of the volume (f 5) which refers to the volume's original pagination.

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Foliation: the foliation sequence for this description commences at the front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 108; 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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