Date: June 14, 2014
Creator: Raja Jamsheed Ali Khan
Description: Recording of Raja Jamsheed Ali Khan reciting "Maghlot ke Girkits," in the Srinagar dialect. In this popular story two boys are born conjoined, and are separated by a knife. These brothers are raised by two separate clans, always meeting in constant contention with each other, giving them the nicknames Maghlot (Weasel) and Girkits (Rat) for their physical and behavioral traits. Knowing the brothers would create instability, the King separated the Kingdom into two halves, creating the divide between the Hunza and the Nagar people.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Information