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'Report on Kurdistan' [‎21v] (47/220)

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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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It is a town of 2,000 houses,* of which 90 are Jews and 10 Ottoman subiects.
It possesses a bazar, 2 caravanserais, 4 hanwiams, a Masjid Juma built by Meiid
Khau, a former governor, and 10 smaller mosques and the Imamzadeh or shrine
ol rir ivhazai. I he governor’s residence is said to be in fairly good order.
bazar ® contains 40 shops. The people are almost all Kurds and speak
v 6 ™ tan lai ?g ua g e > a few Turks are also to be met. The inhabitants are
chiefly Sunnis with a small proportion of Shi’ahs
au Th6 \ m P 0rtS £° m Turke y. com Prise sugar, dates, cotton goods, tobacco from
Allan, and tea. Exports consist of gums, dried fruits, salt, and native silk goods.
The imports from Turkey for the year January 21, 1902, to January 20. 1903,
amounted to Jcrans 10,272 and the exports to lerans 25,852.
Routes. Senna to SaJciz.
Khalichian to the left ; on the opposite side Sarukamish.
Karavol to the left.
Dulbendi to the left.
Husainabad to the right. Between Dulbendi and Hmainabad at 1 far-
silch to the right Gazan Buzurg.
Akb the b road° ^ ^ Taftilek at 1 1 arsa kh on the opposite side of
Kharkeh to the left, and Kalvorabad at 1 farsahh to the right.
Kenmibad to the left and at 1J farsahh to the right Ahmadabad. Near
Kerim bad are the ruins of old Ahmadabad.
Zagheh Ulia to the left and 4 farsakh to the right Zagheh Sufla. At
4 farsa vA distance from Zagheh Sufla, Kavleh. From Zagheh there
is a road to Hamadan.
Geibisurkh to the left.
At 4 farsahh to the left Darreh Sufteh.
At 4 farsakh to the left Kaleh Jugeh.
Nassareh-Gaureh Buzurg to the left.
Divandarreh to the left. At farsMs to the right Kaleh-Reikh-.neh.
Chulbulagh to the left. At £ farsakh to the right Kotekh.
K'l'kan on the road.
Zarineh to the left. Then comes the Hubitu district, a narrow strip of
land extending for some distance. "
At 4 farsakh to the left Ahmedehkar.
At KhuSdad° the KanicharmU ’ and at i f arsa M to the right Kani
At h farsakh to the left Jeiranmingeh and at 2 farsakh to the right
Ka hian. ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ % ^ttle higher fip,
Husainabad to the left.
MirZ Shal“h hah ° n th6 r ““ 5 ’ 8nd at * l arsaa t0 rigM of the road
* In 1882 Gerard estimated the population at 1.000 houses.

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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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