[?] The Koords of this principality are denominated Bidlisi." (Malte-Brun, 1822:108) Bell states that "the city of Betlis, the capital of this Koordish
district, is situated in a charming valley covered with apple and pear-trees, in the very heart of the Hatarash mountains, and watered by the two streams whose confluence forms the Khaboor." (Bell, 1832:160) In derogatory tones Murray gives an account of Bedlis when he enters Kurdistan.
The whole story of the rebellion is the romance-like three volume book "Koordish
Chief, a Tale of Persia and Koordistan", written by the Briton Charles Stuart Savile in 1842.