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'Report on Kurdistan' [‎73v] (151/220)

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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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Above and to the south rises a bare hill, steep, and 800 feet above the village,
crowned bv the remains of a stone-built fort or town of ancient date.
A district of Kurdistan. See Part I.
HASAN-KAREH (Merivan)—
A village of the district of Merivan. It is to the left of Shaikh-Attar on t e
Merivan-Senna road.— (Customs.)
A ruined fort in Kurdistan used as a caravanserai, 5 or 6 miles from Senna
towards Kirmanshah.— (Taylor.)
A village of the district of Eilak.
HASHLEH— Elev. 5,450k
A hamlet of a dozen houses of Kurds on one of the north-north-east slopes of
the Abdalan mountain. The Gav-rud is visible far below. The path from the
valley of the latter to Yamenan traverses the slope below the village crossing
the Haskleh pass a mile further on. There are a few patches of cultivation.
The hill is bare of trees; the grazing good. Water from several springs.
The villagers own flocks and herds pastured in summer on the higher mountain
slopes. The Nushur valley lies a mile to the north.-(-Burton.)
HAURIVAR (Javarud)—
A village of the district of Javarud.— (BWmmmi list.)
A plain celebrated in the annals of the wars with the Auramis. It is near
A village of the district of Baneh. It is i farsalch distant from Seiranbend,
fi from Nanur and 2 from Benekveh.—(Customs.)
HAZARKAN 1 AN (Saral)—
Two small villages in the district of Saral. Every house in the upper village
has its own spring hence the name of Hazarkanian or thousand springs. I he
villages belong to six brothers descended of a family which came apparently
from Syria or Sham. The family first settled in Avroman, where the river
Ab-i-Shamian was named after them. From there one of the ancestors ot the
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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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