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'Report on Kurdistan' [‎65v] (135/220)

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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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DARRAHKI (Avroman)—
A village of Avroman on the road from Merivan to Javanrud and Rovansar
at 6i farsakhs from Merivan. From here a rdad branches off to the right
towards Shahr Avroman, which is 1 farsakh distant. This road runs across
the plain of Haushbadrani, celebrated on account of the Wars with the Auramis.—
A village of the district of Kubitu—(Government list.)
DARREH-HARD (Merivan)—
A village of the district of Merivan. It is very small and filthy. It is 3J
farsakhs distant from Hazarkanian of Saral and about 3 farsakhs from bhaikh
Attar.— (Mann.)
A village 41 farasakhs from Kakozekria and 4 farsakhs from Duveisseh and
7 from Senna on the Merivan-Senna road. Other information says 10£
farsakhs from Merivan and 9| from Senna.— (Customs.)
> A place in the Merivan (?) district of Kurdistan, between Shaikh Attar and
Baruder, 38£ miles west of Senna.— (Gerard.)
DARREH-MAN (Kalatarzan)—
A village of the district of Kalatarzan .—(Government list.)
A village to the left of Senna-Sakiz road at 121 farasakhs from Senna.
From here to the frontier of Garrus it is 2 farsakhs. (Customs.)
DARREH-TIFI (Merivan.)—
A village of the district of Merivan ; it is £ farasakh from Eskul on the road
thence to Kam-Miran.— (Customs.)
DARVISH (Tribe)—
See tribes of Kurdistan.
A fine plain in Kurdistan between Merivan fort and Penjvin, close to the
Turkish frontier. The land is Miri.—(T. C. Plowden.)
D ASHT-I-KAT AV ON— ' . . .
A valley in Kurdistan watered by the Ab-i-Katavon. This valley is situated
between Kalaju and Astarabad, is fine and open running east and west and
It f aT from the caravan route from Senna to Sulaimameh. (T. C. Plowden.)
DASTELAL (Bane.h)—
A sub-district of Baneh, chief place Siaumeh.
DASHT-TAL (Baneh)— . , ^ .
A sub-district of Baneh, chief place Satkeh. Tal in Kurdish is the Persian
talkh bitter. This plain was formerly called Dasht Khush, “ the pleasant plam,
but Nadir Shah passed a very bad mght when m camp h^e and or^
the name of the place to be changed from Dasht-Khush to Dasht Talkh.

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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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