'Report on Kurdistan' [7v] (19/220)
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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The Asl Maliat or revenue proper of Kurdistan
Revenue. j s as follows :—
Hubetu, Saral, and Karataureh ..
Amirabad, Palingan, and Bilavar
Tribes of Kurdistan
But much more is in reality received, and the amount collected is estimated
at from 100,000 to 120,000 Tumans.
In 1904 Mushir-ed-Divan is said to have paid the Governor of Kurdistan
30,000 Tumans for the post of Yazir for one year, an outlay made, no doubt, with
a view to a subsequent profit.
General Schindler in 1902 in the supplement to the “ Encyclopaedia Britannica”,
‘ c Jn proportion to its size and population it pays a very small yearly revenue,
only about £14,000, due to the fact that a great part of the population consists
of wild and disorderly nomad Kurds. Some of these nomads pass their winter in
Turkish territory, and have their summer pasture grounds in the highlands ot
Kurdistan. This adds much to the difficulty of collecting taxation.
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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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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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