'Report on Kurdistan' [92r] (188/220)
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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PEN—PUL • 171
A village in Turkey 4 farsakhs from Merivan.— (Customs.)
A pass from Baneh to Bistan, across the Zagros mountains from Kurdistan
to Bobeh.— (Rich.)
A village of the district of Baneh. It is 2 farsakhs from Benekveh on the
road thence to Kanibard and Alut.— (Customs.)
PILEH or PILEK (Merivan)—
A village of the district of Merivan. It is f farsakh from Merivan on the
road thence to Sarah— (Customs.)
Famous in Kurdish annals as being the place where Mu’tamad-ud-Dauleh
hanged Hasan Sultan Aurami in sight of his thousand armed tufangchis.
A village If farsakhs horn. Penjvin and near the Persian frontier (Merivan
A village of the district of Merivan. It is f farsakh from Eskul and | from
Kanimiran on the road between the two.— (Customs.)
PIR-MAGAR— Elev. 5,761'.
A village in Kurdistan about 30 miles south of Senna, on one of the roads
from that place to Kirmanshah. It is situated in a valley whose stream flows
into Gav-rud, distant about 1 mile. It contains about 50 houses built on one of
the slopes of a small hill standing in the entrance to the valley. A great number of
willow and other trees in the vicinity also a number of fruit gardens. Extensive
crops, chiefly wheat and barley, reaped in August; good grazing. Supplies :
1,000 sheep and goats, a few horses and donkeys. Good camping-ground for troops
in the vicinity ; water plentiful; roads run frcm here to Senna and Kirmanshah,
distant 36 and 78 miles, respectively.— (Vaughan.)
A village in Ardalan, some distance off the road between Faki-Sulaiman
and Kamiaran, 60 miles north of Kirmanshah.— (Gerard.) This is the same
A village of the district of Sakiz. It is f farsakh from Kora Darreh on the
road thence to Chiragh Vais.— (Customs.)
PUL-I-DARVISHBEG (or bridge op Faki-Sulaiman)—Elev. 4,840'.
This bridge is thrown across the Gav-rud 8 miles above its junction with the
Kishlaq stream. The bridge is strongly and well built of brick, and rises to a point
in the centre of its length, the road-way being paved with large stones ; it is but
tressed on rock and stone, and has three pointed arches. The way is 24 feet in
length; between outer buttresses 25 yards ; total length 40 yards. The ap
proaches on either bank are being gradually eroded by water.
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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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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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