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Gazetteer of the Bannu District, 1887

Note: The following research material are extracts from various chapters of "Gazetteer of the Bannu District", published in 1887. Some of the dates, numbers, and other census-related figures may be outdated as the publication is over a century old and no updated records are available.

Contents

Geography

  1. General Description of the District
  2. Boundaries of the District
  3. General Aspects & Configurations
  4. Sceneries
  5. Physical Features; Mountains
    1. Wazir Hills
    2. Bettani Hills
    3. Sheikh Badin Range
    4. Maidani & Bangi Khel Salt Range
    5. Sheikh Badin Mountain
    6. Sakesar Hill
  6. Physical Features; Indus & Its Bed
    1. Kurram River
    2. Tochi/Gambila River
  7. Physical Features; Trans-Indus Plains
    1. The Nar
    2. Trans-Indus Thal
    3. Domail Plains
    4. Bangi Khel District
    5. Cis-Indus Plains
  8. General Account of Hill Torrents
  9. Hill Torrent Irrigation for each Tahsil
    1. Bannu
    2. Marwat
    3. Isakhel
    4. Mianwali
  10. Rainfall
  11. Climate
  12. Notes

History & Settlement

  1. Early History

    1. Akra
    2. Til Kafir-Kot or Raja Til Kot
    3. Remains at Rok and Mari
  2. Insignificant Bannu?

  3. Order of Descent of Afghan Tribes

    1. The Bannuchis
    2. The Niazis
    3. The Marwats
    4. The Wazirs
    5. The Bittanis and Bangi Khels
    6. The Awans and Jats
  4. Mughal Rule in Bannu

  5. Durrani Rule in Bannu

  6. Nawab of Mankera Seizes Marwat

  7. Sikhs Conquer Isakhel & Marwat

  8. Edwardes Sent to Bannu

  9. Bannu Proper Annexed

  10. Anarchy in the Second Sikh War

  11. The Mutiny

  12. First Constitution of the District

  13. Change of Boundaries

  14. Administration, Annexation in 1860

  15. Summary of Events since 1860

  16. List of Deputy Commissioners in Bannu

  17. List of Officers in Charge in Mianwali

  18. Developments Since Annexation

  19. Notes

Social & Religious Life

  1. Villages & Houses of the People
  2. Chauks, Hujras, & Places of Public Resort
  3. Clothing
  4. Food
    1. Average Consumption of Food
    2. Cooking Utensils
  5. Terms for Days and Nights
  6. Games & Sports
  7. Family Customs
    1. Inheritance
    2. Betrothals & Marriages
    3. Burial Expenses
  8. Mosques & Imams
  9. Languages of the People
  10. Village Communities & Tenures
    1. Wesh or Khula Wesh in Marwat

Tribes & Castes

  1. The Pathans
    1. Bannuchis or Bannuwals
    2. Waziris
      1. Waziri Clans
        1. Hathi Khel
        2. Serki Khel
        3. Sperkai
        4. Bizan Khel
        5. Umarzai
        6. Muhammad Khel
        7. Bakka Khel
        8. Jani Khel
    3. Bhittanis of Marwat
    4. Marwats
      1. Clans Affiliated to Marwats
    5. Niazais
    6. Khattaks
  2. Syeds
  3. Jats
  4. Awans
  5. Hindus

Leading Families

  1. Leading Families of Bannu Tahsil
    1. Lal Baz Khan of Bazar Ahmad Khan
    2. Jafar Khan of Ghoriwal
    3. Shermati Khan of Jhandu Khel
    4. Bazid Khan of Bazid
    5. Sohan Khan; Sperkai Wazir
    6. (?), Hathi Khel Wazir
  2. Leading Families of Marwat Tahsil
    1. Khan Mir Khan Begu Khel
    2. Arsala Khan
    3. Sahibdad Khan
  3. Leading Families of Isakhel
    1. The Isakhel Khans
    2. Sher Khan of Isakhel
    3. Malik of Kalabagh Awans
    4. Mians of Mianwali

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