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Kurd
01-10-2016, 01:07 AM
The Kurd Gali are a Kurdish tribe in Baluchistan-Sistan province of Iran. They established a dynasty in Luristan (between Kirman and Khuzistan) around the beginning of the 12th century, and maintained their authority until Shah Abbas annexed their province in the 16th century.

The Malik Kurd Ghor dynasty was established by Shamsuddin Kurd, governor of Khorasan, for Sultan Ghiasuddin Ghori, around 1245 A.D. He was confirmed in his authority by Mughal Emperor Hulagu, of whom he was a vassal, and greatly increased his power and authority in the reign of his succesor, Abaka Khan.

Shamsuddin was succeeded by his son Ruknuddin, at his capital, Herat, Afghanistan. Ruknuddin took Kandahar, Afghanistan, and died in the reign of Sultan Arghun Khan, around 1280 A.D. His brother, Ghiasuddin Malik Kurd, then succeeded, and was confirmed by the Mughal Emperor Aljaitu Khan in his command of Ghor to the confines of the provinces on the Indus river in Pakistan.

The Malik Kurd dynasty was extinguished around 1380 A.D., when Amir Timur (Tamerlane) took Herat, and slew its last prince and his son.

There have subsequently been other notable Kurd rulers in Afghanistan, such as Ali Mardan Khan in the 17th century. He was the Kurd governor of Kandhar, and was later appointed as governor of Kashmir, Lahore, and Kabul by the Mughal emperor of India Shah Jahan. His tomb (mazar) is at Mughalpura Rd., Lahore. There are some videos of it on youtube.

An inquiry into the ethnography of Afghanistan, H.W. Bellew, The Oriental University Institute, London, 1891, pg 73-74.
Contributions to the Anthropology of Iran, Henry Field, Field Museum of Natural History, Publication 458, Chicago, 1939, pg 89

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ali_Mardan_Khan

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tomb_of_Ali_Mardan_Khan

EDIT: The reference "Contributions to ..." has also references to the Kurds of Balochistan, where some of my ancestors are from, such as pg 241, 243, and the Kurds around Birjand (S Khorasan) pg245. I have better more detailed references on the Kurds of Balochistan, which I will try to dig up from my storage, and share at a later date.

The Kurds of Khorasan also have a web page at http://www.cskk.org/en/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=7


(http://www.cskk.org/en/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=7)

EDIT2: The link at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yarahmadzai_tribe discusses the Yar Ahmadzai tribe of Balochistan (of which I have a little ancestry) and their battles with the Kurds. Most of the article seems correct except
The population of the Yarahmadzais are about 30,000 and they are divided into three big factions (Sohrabzai, Hossenzai and Rahmetzai).. Sohrabzai was actually a Kurd tribe descendants of Hussain Kurd (~1588 A.D), that later got integrated into the Yar Ahmadzai Baloch tribe. I also have some ancestry from the Ghulam Shahzai section of the Kurd tribe of Balochistan.

Kurd
01-10-2016, 11:21 PM
The following are a few photos from the Khash area, which is the center of gravity of the Kurds of Balochistan, and where some of my ancestors came from

http://i.imgur.com/HlwHiAZ.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/UaLstDr.jpg

Huts around Zabol

http://i.imgur.com/Ul5ESJe.jpg

[SIZE=3]
Breakfast is served. Daily special is bread with milk. No malls here, no grocery stores, no TV, no furniture.......Reminds me when I used to visit relatives as a kid.

http://i.imgur.com/td1NZSs.jpg

Kurd
01-10-2016, 11:25 PM
Raqs e Shamshir around Zabol, similar to that of Birjand, Khorasan area ( another area with Kurds)

http://i.imgur.com/sSZ8GIx.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/gtG4Rjl.jpg

khanabadoshi
01-11-2016, 12:11 AM
Awesome photos. Moarrrrrr.

khanabadoshi
01-11-2016, 12:12 AM
The following are a few photos from the Khash area, which is the center of gravity of the Kurds of Balochistan, and where some of my ancestors came from

http://i.imgur.com/HlwHiAZ.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/UaLstDr.jpg

Huts around Zabol

http://i.imgur.com/Ul5ESJe.jpg

[SIZE=3]
Breakfast is served. Daily special is bread with milk. No malls here, no grocery stores, no TV, no furniture.......Reminds me when I used to visit relatives as a kid.

http://i.imgur.com/td1NZSs.jpg

Reminds me of every Uncle ever haha.

jesus
01-11-2016, 02:19 AM
You mean this dynasty ? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kurt_dynasty

Kurd
01-11-2016, 03:10 AM
You mean this dynasty ? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kurt_dynasty

No, it should be Kurd. I have never heard of Kurt Tajiks. I was not impressed with their reference. You can check it for yourself. Some of the problems with that article are discussed at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Kurt_dynasty

Check my reference 1. I posted the wrong page numbers by mistake. They should be pg 173-174, and not pg73-74

Kurd
01-11-2016, 03:18 AM
The Kurd Gali are a Kurdish tribe in Baluchistan-Sistan province of Iran. They established a dynasty in Luristan (between Kirman and Khuzistan) around the beginning of the 12th century, and maintained their authority until Shah Abbas annexed their province in the 16th century.

The Malik Kurd Ghor dynasty was established by Shamsuddin Kurd, governor of Khorasan, for Sultan Ghiasuddin Ghori, around 1245 A.D. He was confirmed in his authority by Mughal Emperor Hulagu, of whom he was a vassal, and greatly increased his power and authority in the reign of his succesor, Abaka Khan.

Shamsuddin was succeeded by his son Ruknuddin, at his capital, Herat, Afghanistan. Ruknuddin took Kandahar, Afghanistan, and died in the reign of Sultan Arghun Khan, around 1280 A.D. His brother, Ghiasuddin Malik Kurd, then succeeded, and was confirmed by the Mughal Emperor Aljaitu Khan in his command of Ghor to the confines of the provinces on the Indus river in Pakistan.

The Malik Kurd dynasty was extinguished around 1380 A.D., when Amir Timur (Tamerlane) took Herat, and slew its last prince and his son.

There have subsequently been other notable Kurd rulers in Afghanistan, such as Ali Mardan Khan in the 17th century. He was the Kurd governor of Kandhar, and was later appointed as governor of Kashmir, Lahore, and Kabul by the Mughal emperor of India Shah Jahan. His tomb (mazar) is at Mughalpura Rd., Lahore. There are some videos of it on youtube.

An inquiry into the ethnography of Afghanistan, H.W. Bellew, The Oriental University Institute, London, 1891, pg 73-74.
Contributions to the Anthropology of Iran, Henry Field, Field Museum of Natural History, Publication 458, Chicago, 1939, pg 89

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ali_Mardan_Khan

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tomb_of_Ali_Mardan_Khan

EDIT: The reference "Contributions to ..." has also references to the Kurds of Balochistan, where some of my ancestors are from, such as pg 241, 243, and the Kurds around Birjand (S Khorasan) pg245. I have better more detailed references on the Kurds of Balochistan, which I will try to dig up from my storage, and share at a later date.

The Kurds of Khorasan also have a web page at http://www.cskk.org/en/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=7


(http://www.cskk.org/en/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=7)

EDIT2: The link at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yarahmadzai_tribe discusses the Yar Ahmadzai tribe of Balochistan (of which I have a little ancestry) and their battles with the Kurds. Most of the article seems correct except . Sohrabzai was actually a Kurd tribe descendants of Hussain Kurd (~1588 A.D), that later got integrated into the Yar Ahmadzai Baloch tribe. I also have some ancestry from the Ghulam Shahzai section of the Kurd tribe of Balochistan.




Sorry guys, the page numbers on that reference should be pg 173-174, and NOT pg 73-74

Kurd
01-11-2016, 04:57 AM
Cows are important household members.....

http://i.imgur.com/2sVljqq.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/htTd01W.jpg

Kuh e Taftan near Khash

http://i.imgur.com/vApnqAx.jpg

Kurd
01-11-2016, 05:00 AM
http://i.imgur.com/Gwsl68v.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/OXuMU3o.jpg

Halgurd
01-16-2016, 11:37 PM
Heval are you a Baloch Kurd?

Kurd
01-17-2016, 04:40 AM
Heval are you a Baloch Kurd?

Yes bhra, I have Sarhadi Kurd ancestry from Balochistan (Yar Ahmadzai & Sohrabzai tribes).

Welcome to the forum, what part of Kurdistan are you from?

Halgurd
01-17-2016, 11:53 AM
Yes bhra, I have Sarhadi Kurd ancestry from Balochistan (Yar Ahmadzai & Sohrabzai tribes).

Welcome to the forum, what part of Kurdistan are you from?

Thats pretty cool :)

Thanks, I'm from Southern Kurdistan from the north eastern villages of Hewler

Kurd
05-07-2016, 05:40 PM
Here are excerpts of the book, An inquiry into the ethnography of Afghanistan, H.W. Bellew, The Oriental University Institute, London, 1891, since many may not have access to it.

http://i.imgur.com/6AgKNp0.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/4vUTaFa.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/WN8ADQt.jpg

Kurd
05-07-2016, 05:41 PM
http://i.imgur.com/UjaS0PB.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/0xfZEuJ.jpg