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'Report on Kurdistan' [‎59r] (122/220)

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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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Name usually given to Persian Kurdistan proper. See Kurdistan, Part I.
ARDANA (Turkey)— Elev. 4,750'.
A village on the borders of Kurdistan, 3 miles south-east of Penjvin. It lies
on the south side of the Bimansu-Chai valley.—((rerard.)
A village of the district of Baneh. It is at £ farsakh from Gendumban on th e
road thence to Khajjek.— {Customs.)
A village in Kurdistan, 19 miles from Faki Sulaiman, on the road between
Senna and Kirmanshah.— {Gerard.)
ASH-KAFTAN (Javarud)—
A village of the district of Javarud.— {Government list.)
ASH-KAFTAN— Elev. 6,200'.
A mountain village of Persian Kurdistan ; stands 3| miles above Ramisht
where the gorge narrows to below the Ramah pass. Where the village stands
there is some space of open ground, all under cultivation. There are some
willows and poplar trees. The hills are treeless but grassy, and the villagers
graze large numbers of cattle and sheep. The water-supply is abundant from
numerous springs forming the head of the Ramisht stream.—(#urfon.)
This village probably is the same as the above.
A village in Kurdistan situated about If miles east of the junction of the
Shirvan and Gav-rud rivers, and on the right bank of the latter. It contains
about 10 houses, and has some trees, crops and cultivation. Water plentiful
from the river ; good grazing in the vicinity; supplies : 1,000 sheep and goats.—
ASSADABAD (Merivan)—
A village of the district of Merivan. It is on the right of the‘Merivan-Penj-
vin road at farsakhs horn the former and If from the latter.—(CWoms.)
ASTARABAD (Merivan)—
A village of the district of Merivan. It isjaccording to some at If, according
to others at 2f farsakhs from Merivan on the Merivan-Senna road.
It has 55 houses. Produce : wheat, barley, millet, gall-nuts. The fields
are watered by a stream named Astarabad. Proprietor Shaikh Muhammed Amin,
son of Shaikh Kader.—(Customs.)
A village of 100 houses. It has rich fields of wheat, barley, etc.—(Mann.)
A village containing about 40 houses, separated from one another by hurdle
fences The climate is good. The village is about an hour’s ride from Kaleh
Merivan and a few hours’ journey from Baneh.—(P. C. Plowden ; Gerard.)
A village in Persian Kurdistan, 34 miles south-east of Senna, on the road
to Hamadan.— {Kinneir.)
This is probably Saraukat.
14 IB

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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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