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‘Gazetteer of Kermanshah.’ [‎95r] (194/504)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (249 folios). It was created in 1907. 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 Gf the Zohab district. Inhabitants 30. Cultivation: wheat
daimio [Post-Master, Sar-i-pol-i-Zohab*)
A village ot the Zir Darbaud district. It is part of Tavallali. (^. o.)
Also called Sirauleh. A, small villags at the foot of the Parro moun-
tains, at about | farsakh from Hajjiabad, on the road from Kermaoshah to
A village of Mahidasht. It is part of Kabud Khani.
A village of the sub-district of Nilufar, in the Zir Darband district. It is
on the right bank of the Karasu, just above the junction of the Ab-i-Reza-
war with the Earasu. Just below the junction are a’ford and ferry on
the direct road from Kerrnanshah to Senneh, Kurdistan, via Kaklistan and
H U S S El N a B AD—Zohab.
A village between Kasr-i-Shirin and Sar-i-pol-i-Zobab. It is 8| far-
sakhs distant from Sar-i-pol-i-Zobab, and farsakhs from KasrA-Shirin on
the road between those two places. It numbers 20 houses. Katkhoda :
Ibrahim Beg. Cultivation : grain and garden crops. The village is at
50 paces from the Holvan river. (A. Leleux.)
HUSSEIN ALI—Mahidasht.
A village of Mahidasht. It is part of Haftashian.
A village of the Zohab district. 30 inhabitants. Cultivation : wheat,
daimi. [Post-Master, Sar-i-ffol-i-Zohab*)
HALES HI—Mahidasht.
A village given in the Revenue Department list of the villages, etc., of
A part of Chega-Gonduz, Mahidasht.
A village between Gardanu and Zohab. [Hansschhnecht»)
A village of the Hersin district. It derives its name from an old oranch
of the Lekk tribe—40 houses. On the road from Herein to Garreban, 3
farsakbs from Hersin. The inhabitants are mostly Aliullahis.
Between Issakvand and the village of Chaman Ismail is a range of
mountains crossed by a narrow path near which, on an abrupt cliff high up
in the mountain and facing the village of Chaman Ismail; are to be found

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Gazetteer of the province of Kermanshah, Persia [Iran], compiled by Hyacinth Louis Rabino, Vice-Consul at Resht [Rasht] at the time of the gazetteer’s publication in 1907, and who had been Acting Consul at Kermanshah during 1904 and 1905. The gazetteer, which is marked for official use only, was issued by the Division of the Chief of the Staff of the Government of India, and published at the Government Central Printing Office, Simla [Shimla]. At the front of the volume is an introduction by Lieutenant-Colonel Wilfrid Malleson, Acting Quartermaster General for Intelligence, dated 22 March 1907, and a preface by the author, dated 24 June 1904, with notes on the transliteration system used (folios 4-5).

The gazetteer includes five appendices, numbered I to V, as follows:

  • appendix I, a translation from the French original of a description of the road from Kermanshah to Mendali [Mandalī], via Harunabad [Eslāmābād-e Gharb] and Gilan [Sarāb-e Gīlān], as recorded in a journal by Leon Leleux, Inspector General of Customs at Kermanshah;
  • II, a translation from the Persian original of a description of the villages in the immediate vicinity of the caravanserai of Mahidasht, written by the Mirza of Customs at Mahidasht;
  • III, a vocabulary of terms;
  • IV, a list of the principal roads from Baghdad to Teheran via Kermanshah, with distances given in miles and farsakhs;
  • V, a list of the notables of Kermanshah.

The gazetteer contains extensive extracts from a range of sources, including: an earlier, unspecified gazetteer, published in 1885; various works on Persia by British Government officials (including Sir Henry Creswicke Rawlinson, the Viceroy of India George Nathaniel Curzon, Captain George Campbell Napier); published works by a number of scholars and explorers of Persia (notably Trevor Chichele Plowden, Jacques De Morgan, Henry James Whigham, and James Baillie Fraser); reports from other sources, including Leleux, and the Mirza of Customs at Mahidasht.

Some of the appendices’ pages appear to have been mixed up. Included among them are: a genealogical table of the princes of Kermanshah (f 239); and hierarchical tables listing the chiefs of the principal tribes of the province of Kermanshah (ff 244-245).

Extent and format
1 volume (249 folios)

The gazetteer’s entries are arranged alphabetically. An index at the front of the volume (folios 6-45) lists entries alphabetically, taking into account variations in the spelling of names. This index refers to the volume’s original pagination sequence.

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Foliation: the foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 250; 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.

Pagination: the file also contains an original printed pagination sequence.

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