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'Report on Kurdistan' [‎16v] (37/220)

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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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Notwithstanding the protest of the Persian Government, Merivan and the
districts of Khurkhureh, Salar, Hubetu, and Tilehkuh are, during five or six months
of the year, occupied by the Turkish tribe of Jaffa. In contravention of the treaty
between the Persian and Turkish Governments, the chiefs of this tribe, after having
practically destroyed all the villages of these districts, purchased them, and have
retained possession of them. During the time of their sojourn in Persia not only
do the Jaffa import and export all their goods and produce without paying
customs duty, but they also help Ottoman subjects to import merchandize,
specially prohibited goods, such as arms and ammunition and aniline dyes, with-
* It is said ihat a large amount out P a yi n g duty. These goods are then for
warded under the escort of Jaff savars to Mukrr,
Afshar, Zinjan, Garus, Hamadan and vicinity of
Senna. To stop the incursions of these Jaffs a
strong Governor is required, but this matter has
not yet been brought to the notice of the
Central Government.*
is . ilowed every year to the
Gove nor of Kurdistan out of
the revenu of the province to
defr y the expenses for prevent
ing the Turkish Jaffs from en
tering Persian territory.
Senna is the centre of several routes ; to Hamadan 5 stages, to Kirmanshah
Routeg> 4 stages, to Zohab 8 stages. The stages will bo
’ found under the paragraph : Province o Kurdistan.
For further particulars see under the headings Baneh, Sakiz and Merivan.
Districts. The following are the districts of Kurdistan
1. Baneh.
2. Sakiz.
3. Isfandabad.
4. Karaftu.
5. Tilehkuh.
6. Khurkhureh.
7. Merivan.
8. Avroman Takht.
9. Avroman Lihun.
10. Javanrud.
11. Eilak.
12. Kalatarzan.
13. Kuravaz (Kumassi).
14. Javarud. ^
15. Hubetu, Saral, and Karataureh and Husainabad.
16. Amirabad, Palingan, and Bilavar.
17 Hasanabad.

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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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