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'Report on Kurdistan' [‎36r] (76/220)

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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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At 15 farsakhs from Senna is the village and mountain of Rovansar, from
River of Rovansar. t ^ ie * oot °* which springs the river which is then
known as Karasu ; from here to Kirmanshah it is
ten farsakhs.
The Shahu mountain is 12 farsakhs south of Senna and separates the
Shahu. hululc of Javanrud from the other southern huluks
. . °f Kurdistan. It is a lofty mountain, starting from
the village of Darian in Avroman in an easterly direction, and then, after some
farsakhs, in a north-easterly direction, till it reaches the Darband mountains of
Kirmanshah. The trees growing on this mountain are oak, wild almonds and
myrobalan. Many of the tribes go them during the summer. Game is pi ntiful.
In 1884 the Shahu is said to have had a volcanic eruption. The name of
this mountain wa probably originally Shah-Kuh.
Kuh Salan, a mountain in the district of Avroman. It starts at the village
Kuh Salan ° Zarbujeh and ends at Bahramabad, and is well
Kuh-Nekehruz is a mountain in Sakiz to the south-west of that place and
touching Baneh territory. It has much water and
many pastures.
Kuh-Khusrau-Khan, in Khurkhureh, has much
water and many pastures.
Kuh-Abdalan 7 farsakhs south of Senna. It is the highest mountain
Kuh-Abdalan ° f . Kurdistan - 0n its summit 7 people have been
buried, who are named Abdalan, i.e., prophets or
dervishes. In this mountain wild onions are found, and it is said that if eaten
on t he spot they are very good, but if taken away they lose their flavour, and in
Kurdistan there is the saying: “ Manad piaz Abdalan, khurden darad burden
Kuh-i-Pir Rustam in Avroman Takht. It is also known as Kuh-Zardaleh-
Kuh-i-Pir Rustam. From Avroman & extends to Shahr-i-Zur in Turkey
in a south-westerly direction. It is well wooded,
has pastures, and game is plentiful.
Kuh-Sultan Saraj-ud-Din, 5 farsakhs south-east of Senna. It is a very
Kuh-Sultan Saraj-ud*Dm. and the tomb of Sultan Saraj-ud-
J Din is at its summit. On the side of this mountain
there is a spring known as Sarab Sarandar; its water is very good, and it is
a very pleasant spot.
Kuh-Avidar at 1,000 paces south-west of Senna. Water from thn
Kuh-Avidar. mountain works many mills and irrigates many
gardens. Stones for Senna are got from this
mountain. It has many pleasant spots such as Kani-Shafa, Kani-Safa,
Amanieh, Zafarieh.
Kuh-Arbaba is at 500 paces south of Baneh. It is well wooded and
Kuh-Arbaba. ^ as § 00c ^ P as f ure s* The plant biusa is found here.

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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.

Extent and format
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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