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'Report on Kurdistan' [‎93r] (190/220)

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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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This district, with Mirabad, forms one of the districts of Persian Kurdistan
(Plowden.) It is part of Amirabad {q.v.).
RAMISHT (Javarud or Amirabad)—Elev 5,850'.
A village of 50 houses, Kurds; stands at the mouth of a narrow .valley
affluent to the valley of Deh Gulan (Persian Kurdistan) opposite the village o
Amirabad Above and below are some vineyards, and gardens and groves of
poplar, willow and large orchards. There is a plentiful supply of water ; a
Urge number of cattle and sheep are owned, pastured on the hills round.—
RAMUL— . , ,
A village of 20 houses, Kurds, on bare mountain slope with some trees and
cultivation round 1 mile east of Gardaneh Ramul {q.v.). {Burton.)
RASHADEH (Merivan)—
A village of the district of Merivan. It is 1 farsalh from Merivan on the
’"X road thence to Sarah— {Customs.)
RASHIDABAD (Kalatarzan)—
A village of the district of Kalatarzan.— (Governweitf list.)
RASHKALEH (Banneh)— * n i q i •
A village of the district of Baneh. It is on the left of the Baneh-Sakiz
road at § farsakh from Baneh {Customs.)
RASHNASH (Javarud)—
A village of the district of Javarud —{Government list.)
REZAU probably RTZAB (Avroman Takht)— m ,
At present it is the chief place of the district of Avroman Takht. It is the
property and residence of Gull Sultan. {Mann.)
RUV ANSAR— Elev. 4,433'.
A village in Kurdistan about 30 miles north-west of Kirmanshah on the
road from tha city to Halabjeh. It contains about 70 houses inhabited by
Kurds, Sunnis, and is the residence of Sulaiman Khan, Sharif-ul-Mullc, whose
father was Governor of Senna. The surrounding land and villages, of which
there are a considerable number, are owned by hm The place ismost pic
turesquely situated at the foot of a range of rocky hills out from the foot of
which rush large streams of water, which format once a sma river (the principal
spring of the Karasu and in summer the only one) and, falling •▼er some roc s
with a considerable noise, flow on down the plain, forming one of the head waters
of the Kara-su : water, cold and clear. The place contains large fruit gardens
and a number of trees. The adjacent plain is well irrigated and well cultivated.
There is another stream which, in summer, only commences to run when opposite
the town. It comes down a valley south-west of the Gardaneh Nal-Shikan
and is dry to within a mile of Ruvansar. The place contains a mosque and
16 shops, one or two of which are kept by Jews, and one by an Armenian.
The crons wheat and barley, are reaped in August Supplies : 50 horses,
300 cows P 50 donkeys, 1,200 sheep and goats. The Governor can probably
muster 50 horsemen armed with Peebody Martinis and moderately horsed,
and about 50 footmen indifferently armed with breech and muzzle loaders.
There are two water mills; corn, barley, and grazing are plentiful.
Roads run from here to Kirmanshah, distant 42 miles and to Senn^ distant
about 67 miles.—( Vaughan.) There is a rock tomb m the hill behind the
village, but it is of no interest.

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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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