'Report on Kurdistan' [29v] (63/220)
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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According to Mr. T.
ng tribes :—
C. Plowden (1881) this district
is inhabited by
Some of the villages of this district are
Baba j an.
This district extend* from 1 to 8 farsakhs from the town of Senna and, ac
cording to my Persian informant, numbers 64 villages,
Kalatarzan. most of them surrounded with orchards and gardens
containing apricot, walnut and other trees.
Cultivation: wheat, barley, peas, many grapes and fruits. Water from springs
and the river. Some tragacanth is found in the district. The inhabitants are
Sunni Shah’s ; they are poor and inofiensive and number 10,000. In most of the
villages are mosques.
A si Maliat' 2 t 862 tumans.
The governor has no fixed residence.
, One of the villages of this district is Nigil * in which there is an old mosque
called Abdullah Omar or Abdullah Omaran. In this
1 lsl ’ mosque there is an old Koran in Kuhc writing, said
to have been written over one thousand years ago. I am told that there
* In Government list of 1905 Nigil is given as a village of the Hubetu district.
Dr. Oskar Mann mentions a Nigil as in Javarud. These may be different villages.
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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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