'CORRECTIONS TO GAZETTEER OF PERSIA. VOLUME III' [44r] (89/180)
The record is made up of 1 volume (88 folios). It was created in 1913. 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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Geography .—The principal portion of the Kamari] district consists of a
level plain stretching from a little beyond the top of the Kutal-i-Kamarij
to the southern end of the Tang-i-Turkan, and measuring some four miles by
three miles. But the actual boundaries at present are : on the north, the
southern end of Tang-i-Turkan; south, the village of Charum on the banks
of the Shapur river, beyond the foot of the Kamari] Kutal; east, the
mountains Kuh-i-Mast and Kuh-i-Gunjishk, which separate the district
from the Kazarun plain ; west, the river Shapur at Rudak, which belongs
to Kamarij. Only five villages are in the district :—Kamarij (about 150
houses inhabited), Rudak, Banaft, Charum. Caravanserai (Deh Kuhneh).
It formerly was part of the sub-government of Khisht, but is now owned
by Mushir-ud-Dauleh, to whom the revenue is paid.
Qashqai clans are neighbours to the district on three sides : the Kashkuli
and Chehar Bunicheh tribes outside the further extremity of the Tang-i-
Turkan and near Bushakun : the Farsimadan about four miles the further
side of the Kuh-i-Mast: the Kashkuli again about seven miles to the west
Communications.—T^here are two alternative routes between Kazarun,
Kamarij and Kunar Takhteh. One, the Rah-i-Bardun, over the Kuh-i-Mast,
is often used by caravans to Kazarlin, when Kamarij is at strife with the
Kashkfills. The other route from Kazarun leaves the main track at the
caravansarai and passes by the Kuh-i-Surkh road to the north of Kmuarij
till it descends on to the Kunar Takhteh plain, thus avoiding the Tang-i-
Turkan, Kamarij and the Kutal-i-Kamarij altogether.
A tribe of the Qashqai of Fars.
This tribe, in numbers third in importance among the Qashqai, is in
influence at present (1912) the second or even the first. The Khans of the
Kashkuii estimate the number of tents at about 5,0C0, and the number of
armed tribesmen at 2,000 to 3,000. The chief of the tribe was said to main
tain in 1912, about 400 road guards.
They are extensive agriculturists both in their summer and winter
quarters. The former are in the Kuh-i-Mihr and Kakan, the latter all
romd the Mehlatun hills. TheKashkulis were originally a Fars tribe pure
and simple, i.e., their winter haunts were in what they call “ Fars,” between
Jahrum and Lar: their rise in importance among the Qashqais dates from
early in the 19th century. Some families of the Zend tribe (to which Karim
Khan belonged) migrated or fled from the K rmansh ih district, and settled
with the Qashqai. One of these families soon attained to leadership among
the Kashkulis, and formed matrimonial alliances with Jani Khan, the
Ilkhani, and his family. The most noted of these Zand or Kashkuli Khans
was Qasim Khan, who died in the year of the British war. He was respons
ible for the branch finding a new habitat in the mountains from Shapur to
Hai’at Baud, for the Kashkulis and Qashqais had not spread to that
side before. The descendants of his brother Haji ’Abbas ’Ali are still settled
in the direction of Gallehdar and Qir and Karzin, and the tribe
is apparently known not as Kashkuli, but as (Afshar) Kirmani. All
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The volume consists of corrections to the Gazetteer of Persia Volume III (1910 Edition). This volume was produced in 1913 (4th series) by the General Staff, India.
The gazetteer includes entries on villages, towns, administrative divisions, districts, provinces, tribes, halting-places, religious sects, mountains, hills, streams, rivers, springs, wells, dams, passes, islands and bays. The entries provide details of latitude, longitude, and elevation for some places, and information on history, communications, agriculture, produce, population, health, water supply, topography, climate, military intelligence, coastal features, ethnography, trade, economy, administration and political matters.
Printed at the Government Monotype Press, Simla.
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The entries are arranged in alphabetical order from front to back, with cross-references where required.
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