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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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Kashkulis meet round the Kuh-i-Mihr (Qumeir) in the summer. Qasim
Khan and his brothers had a numerous progeny, so that the Khans say that
of their grandfathers’ descendants they can muster a hundred riflemen.
The late Ilyas Khan was famed throughout southern Persia for his extra
ordinary strength.
The llkhani, Sau:at-ud-Dauleh, is not only the son of a Kashkuli mother
but he is married to a daughter of Haji’Abdullah Khan, nephew of Qasim
Khan : Ins wife s sister is married to Haidar ’Ali Khan Kashkuli, brother of
Muhammad ’Ah Khan. Like the llbegi, Saulat us-Sultaneh, some of the
younger Kashkuli Khans have begun to lessons in English.
Owing to the character and warlike qualities of Muhammad ’Ali Khan and
Muhammad Beg, the Kashkulis have acqu red great importance. There is
usually enmity between the two sections, led by the brothers, but they
once joined to oppose Saulat-ud-Dauleh. ’ ‘
The Kashkulis are said to breed mules, of which they own 400. (See
also under Qashqai.)— (C7mc&, 1912).
Enter the following under their respective headings :—
Population .—In 1912 Chick estimated the population at 12,000.
Supplies and Resources.—(hoiore the 1st paragraph).
The Kazarun plain is extremely fertile : grain, opium, tobacco and beans
are chiefly grown. Towards the Shapar end are rice swamps, and a large
amount of rice is imported to Kazarun from Shulistan and the Mamasani
district. Davan, which is high up on the hillside, some 7 miles from Kaza
run, produces large quantities of raisins. Kazarun and Davan are also
noted for the numbers of mules used on transport work, and owned by the
Military. In 1912 Kazarun had about 80 armed road guards, but in the
autumn of that year the Swedish gendaimerie took over the guarding of the
road near Kazarun.
Administration .—The
Mulla ’Arab.
Darls {q.v.).
villages of Kazarun
Pul-i-Abgineh {q.v.).
Shah Khusrau.
Kura r -i-Khamseh {q.v.).
are :—
’Abu ’AJi.
The revenue of is chiefly in kind, some 700.000 lbs. of grain
being taken by the Divan. The village of Davan is farmed to the Parsi
bankers Jamshidian.
Ajter “authorities,’' 1 add “ Chicle, 1912 ”.
The Khadiri -sub-division of the Liravi Kuhgalu are a wealthy sub-tribe
of pastoral and agricultural pursuits, living in villages, under the chief
tainship of Haji Husain-i-Shah Quli who lives in the Umari village of the

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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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1 volume (88 folios)

The entries are arranged in alphabetical order from front to back, with cross-references where required.

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Foliation: the foliation sequence commences at the first folio with 1 and terminates at the last folio with 88; these numbers are printed or in pencil, 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. The foliation sequence does not include the front and back covers.

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