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'Report on Kurdistan' [‎61r] (126/220)

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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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BA1ZABAD (Baneh)—
A village of the district of Baneh. It is { from Baneh on the road
thence to Balakeh which is in Persia at I tarsakh from the Turkish frontier.
A village of Kurdistan about 22 miles from Senna on the road to Sakiz.—
A village in Kurdistan at the southern foot of the Kuh-Hashtah and south o
the Gav-rud valley. It contains 30 to 40 houses inhabited by Kuhai Kurd^
and is surrounded bv a considerable amount of cultivation ; water from a stream.
good grazing in spring and summer; supplies 500 sheep and goats; firewood
k not procurable; troops could camp in the vicinity.-(Fau^an.)
BALAGASSI (Eilak) (1)—
A village of the district of Eilak.
BALAGASSI (Eilak) (2)—
A village of the district of Eilak.
BALAJAR—See Belajer.
BALAKEH (Baneh)—
A village of the district of Baneh. It is 4| farsahhs distant from Baneh
and I tarsakh from the Turkish frontier. It is distant 5 farsakh, from
Seiranbend; 8| from Alut; 2 farsakhs some say 1, from Kendesureh; and
1 jarsakh from Garmab. These two last villages are on the Seiranbend-Alut
BALIK (Tribe)—
See tribes of Kurdistan.
BALKER (Merivan)—
A district of the village of Merivan. It is on the left of the Menvan-Senna
road, not far from the village of Bagh-Khan.
village of the district of Eilak.
A village 3| farsakhs from Merivan and h farsakh from Penjvm on t e
road between those two places. {Customs.)
. BANEJAJ (Baneh)— , , , . ,
A village of the district of Baneh. It is at J farsakh to the left of the road
between the villages of Kanihaluseh and Kambard on the Banneh-Sardasht
road.— {Customs.)
BAN Fmmm9^o’1867 this family ruled with but few interruptions over Kurdistan
with the title of Yali.
The present representatives of this family are {a) the sons of Amanullah Khan
KWhik the last Yali of the BaniArdalan family, and known as Ghulam Shah
Khan He left three sons who fell into reduced circumstances, Husain Gull K an,
the eldest, known as Khan-Kfcman, receiving a government pension of about

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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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