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'Military Report on South-West Persia, Including the Provinces of Khuzistan (Arabistan), Luristan, and Part of Fars' [‎275] (320/466)

The record is made up of 1 volume (390 pages). It was created in 1885. It was written in English. The original is part of the British Library: Printed Collections.


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R oute N o. 4 — contd.
From Isfahan to Behhahan and Bandar-Dildm, contd.
Names of towns, villages, &c.
Distances iit
map) ; the road taken, 220 , skirts the low hills. The river here is generally fordable by the
middle of June, being 3 deep with a moderate current.
wheat grown equals English wheat in height.
SmaU village. The road becomes a
narrow track amongst rich fields of wheat
and poppy; soil, clay. By culverts, ca
nals, lo' to 20' wide, are crossed. The
11-50 Kaeuwat ... Small village. Villages and gardens
lie at the foot of the hiil-i to the left.
The road is raised 2', is swampy, and
generally in bad order; the fields are
swampy and rice is grown ; the grazing on the marsh lands is poor; the cows are of a small
size. The sheep, &c., of this district are sent to that of the Chahar Mahal to srraze.
Bagh-i-Wahsh (ele
vation 5,650'}.
Barometer 24 , 5 7 .
milies and 51
A village of 120 fa
in the Mahal-i-
Lanjiin rated at 800 tomans per annum.
The lands here are " khorlasey, " i.e.,
the property of the Shah ; when the lands are owned by the villagers they are called " mbabi."
To the south of the village lies the Mahal-i-Aushtargiin. There is a well of remarkably
cold water in the yard ofthe house of the katkhnda or safid-rish of the village. Much
rice is grown in the vicinity, and it produces fine apples, plums, &c.
Small trees are plentiful about the villages. The plain in which the village stands, from
7 to 8 miles broad (north to south), was a garden in the time of Shah Abbas ; the ruined
walls of its enclosures are still apparent. Within the garden was a menagerie ; hence the
name of the village {garden of wild beasts).
There is a small village 1| miles to the west of Bagh-i-Wahsh ; the plain is poorly
28th May 1884.
ani the Kuh-i-Koriini. To the west of the
from Bagh-i-Wahsh is the Tang-i-Jerzun^
17 Barometer 24 , 55" (5,600').
The road ascends over an uncultivated
stony plain to cross the Grardan-i-Ris or
Gao-i-pisa, bet ween the Knh-Lal-i-Palangi
latter hill and 1| farsakhs (6 miles; distant
The road is a hard and stony mule track.
A road, at a small custom-house, joins in
from Najafabad, distant 12 miles. By
easy gradients', passes over the Gardari-i-
1 here is here a small spring. The last 100 feet of the ascent is very slippery over
Passes through the south wall of an
old enclosure of large extent by a gap.
tard stony rock.

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Military Report on South-West Persia, Including the Provinces of Khuzistan (Arabistan), Luristan, and Part of Fars by Major and Bt. Lieut-Col. Mark S. Bell, V.C., R.E.

Publication Details: Simla: Government Central Branch Press, 1885. Prepared in the Intelligence Branch of the Quarter Master General's Department in India.

Physical Description: 3 maps in end pockets. 41 plates.

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1 volume (390 pages)

This volume contains a table of contents giving chapter headings and page references.

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Dimensions: 245mm x 150mm

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English in Latin script
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