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'Report on Kurdistan' [‎61v] (127/220)

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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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1,300 tumans a year; (6) the sons of Riza Guli Khan Yali, namely, Khusrau
Khan, known as Yali, Muhammad ’Ali Khan Zafar-ul-Mulk, chief of the Zafar
regiment of Kurdistan, Abdul Hasan Khan Fakhr-ul-Mulk, who has been
governor of various provinces, and was a special chamberlain of the last Shah;
(c) Sulaiman Khan Sharaf-ul-Mulk and the other sons of the late ’Ali Akbar
Khan Sharif-ul-Mulk. Ruvansar belongs to this family. ’Ali Akbar Khan
Sharif ul-Mulk was a grandson of Amanullah Khan Buzurg; (d) some distant
branch which it is useless to mention.
BANEH (District of Baneh)— See Part I.
BANEH (Town of Baneh)— See Part I.
BARAZ, family—
It is said that this family descends from a certain Saleh who was brought
with two or three thousand families of his tribe from Turkey to Kurdistan
by Amir Timur Gurgani. Some of them settled in Hubitu and Karataureh,
the rest in Merivan. They have given many deputy governors to Kurdistan.
Haji Yakub Beg of this tribe fought Azad Khan Afghan many times, but
was finally captured and put to death. Muhammad Bagher Beg, also of this tribe
at the side of Hasan ’Ali Khan, Vali of Kurdistan, fought Kerim Khan Zend.
This tribe has now been scattered, some of them have returned to Turkey,
others have settled in the villages of Kurdistan. They are found in certain
numbers in the villages of Kopak, ’Abbas-ju, and Gavmishan.
Baraz in Kurd means wild boar, and they are so called, it is said, because
when fighting they run for cover like boars and flee and hide in the
It is related that during a hunt Amanulla Khan Buzurg was brought a
live boar and ordered it to be killed. Katkhuda Javanmard of the Baraz tribe
oflered 100 tumans in order that the boar might not be slain, as it bore the
same name as his tribe.
BARDAHCHOKLU (Kalatarzan)—
A village of the district of Kalatarzan .—{Government list.)
BARDEH-SAF1D (Kuravaz)^-
A village on the right of the Merivan-Senna road at 1 farsaJch from Bagh
Khan and 1 from Shaikh-Attar. Half-way between Bardeh-Safid and Shaikh-
Attar is the Merivan-Kumassi (or Kuravaz) frontier.—(Customs.)
A village of the district of SaraL —{Government list.) It is 1 farsakh distant from
Haladarreh Bala.—(Customs.)
t A village of Merivan district situated £ farsaJch to the right of Benavehchelleh,
? which is itself jarsakhs from Merivan on the road thence to Badalan in
Turkey. Barderesheh is 1 farsakh distant from Chenareh.— {Customs.) A
place in the Zagros mountains, Kurdistan, near Penjvin.—(Gerard.)
BARKALEH (Merivan)—
A village of the district of Men /an. It is on the right of the road from Merivan
to Vaisseh at i farsakh from Merivan.—(Customs.)

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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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