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'Report on Kurdistan' [‎67r] (138/220)

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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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DURADJI (Tribe)—
See tribes of Kurdistan.
DURRAGAN—
A village in Kurdistan about 39 miles south-south-west of Senna and on the road
from the Bilavar valley to Javanrud. It contains about 20 houses inhabit 0
by Kurds, Sunnis, and is high up on the southern slopes of the Kuh-Khagan.
Trees and cultivation : latter chiefly wheat; water plentiful from a stream ,
supplies : 50 cows, 200 sheep and goaXs.—{Vaughan.)
DURUGA—
A small village of 8 houses, 14 miles south of Senna, in a valley amongst
the hills, and | mile from the left bank of the Shirvan river. A few trees ; water
from two springs; supplies: sheep. Not a suitable place, on accoun o i
hilly nature, for troops to camp.— (Burton.)
DUSHAN (Hubitu)—
A village of the district of Hubitu.— (GWnmen* list.)
DUVEISSEH (Hubitu)—
A village of the district of Hubitu.— (Government list.)
DUVEISSEH—
A village 4 farsakhs from Darreh-Khoshkeh and 3 from Senna, on t e
Merivan-Senna road. Other information says 15£ farsakhs hom Menva
and 44 from Senna to the left of the Merivan-Senna road.— (Customs.)
A village in Persian Kurdistan, containing 100 houses^ about 11 miles from
Senna on the road thence to Sulaimanieh. The inhabitants of this village
are mostly engaged in trade, not agriculture. The men are carriers, and ar
employed m charge of the caravan which passes between SulmmanieKSenna
and Hamadan. The village belongs to the uncle of the Vazir of Kmdista
and nays only a light assessment of 100 tumans per annum ; the revenue,
according to the standard imposed on other villages, would be about three timea
that sum. The people are Sunnis, and, like the Kurds m general, entertain
a special reverence for Abd-ul-Kader Gilani, whose masjid and tomb are at
Baghdad. They call him their Imam, their Khahfeh.
The price of wheat at Duveisseh was 2 tumans per 100 Tabrizi maunds.
and of barley l£ tumans.—(T. 0. Plowden, 1881.)
A village in Kurdistan of 200 houses, 18 miles west of Senna.—(Gerar .)
DUZA— „ ,
A village in Kurdistan on a small stream 70 miles from Senna on the road
to Hamadan.— (Kinneir.)

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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)
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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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