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'Report on Kurdistan' [‎96v] (197/220)

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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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A village of the district of Sakiz. It is between the village of Darabi and
Guzeh, and 4£ farsakhs from Keileshin on the road from Keileshin to Mirgenashin
on the frontier of Sardasht.— (Customs.)
See Tribes of Kurdistan.
A village of the district of Merivan. It is } farsakh from Dari on the r 0 ad
thence to Baiveh.— (Customs.)
SHAIKH MULA— Elev. 10,000'.
A principal peak of the mountain range of north-east Kurdistan. From
lamugeh, a village 9 miles south of Sakiz, the peak is 5 miles south-east
SHAIKH RUSH— Elev. 5,700'.
A village in Kurdistan on the left bank of the Gav-rud and at the north
foot of the Kuh-Hashtah, about 30 miles south of Senna. It contains about
40 houses and is watered by a stream ; there is a fine grove of old willow trees
t acre in extent_ immediately above the village ; fire wood procurable in
moderate quantities. Good grazing in the vicinity; supplies: 50 cows, 30
on keys, 800 sheep and goats. Troops can camp anywhere between the village
and the river. &
Roads from here to Senna and Kirmanshah, distant 47 and 62 miles, re
spectively.— (Vaughan.)
A village of the district of Merivan. It is between the villages of Jelileh
Customs ) Bumad 0n the Meriv an-Senna road at 4 farsakhs from Merivan.—
SHAIKH-UL-ISLAM (family op the Shaikh-ul-Islam Saiyids)—
From the time of Sultan Sanjar to 1220 A.H. this family held by right of
succession the title of Shaikh-ul-lslam of Kurdistan.
Saiyid Zeki, and Saiyid Mahmud, his son, were both people of great
learning, and their judicial decisions ar e still looked upon with respect in
Kurdistan. _ They were put to death by the Vali, and with them the family
became extinct. The title of Shaikh-ul-Islam passed to families of Mullas.
SHAINI (Hubitu) —
A village of the district of Hubitu.— (Government list )
A village of Persian Kurdistan on the Senna-Javanrud road, distant 35 miles
rom Senna, about 30 from Javanrud. It stands where the valley opens out on
to the Shaini plain, on both banks of an abundant stream. The‘hills round are
ow, bare, and of rounded outline. The Shaini valley about the village is 4i
mi es m length from the pass at its head ; it is throughout cultivated, the corn
standing till the beginning of August; the banks of the stream are lined with
line walnut trees in continuous succession ; there are also a number of willows
am some groves of fine oaks. Below the village are a few vineyards and some
copses of willow and poplar. The plain below stretches to the slopes of the
Zarna mountains m a southerly direction, with a width of 4| miles, and is well
cuitivmed and grassy; it is drained by several streams flowing north-west to
tne bhirvan river.

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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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