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A personal narrative of family history by Raja Sakhawat Ali Khan

A personal narrative of family history by Raja Sakhawat Ali Khan

Date: July 2003
Creator: Khan, Raja Sakhawat Ali
Description: Recording of {Raja Sakhawat Ali Khan reciting a personal narrative of his family history in the Srinagar dialect. He recalls how his ancestry came to Srinagar. He tells of his fathers, and his brothers and their children, and his own children, and what they work as.
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Poetry entitled Um Ba Khudaye by Raja Tasleem Khan

Poetry entitled Um Ba Khudaye by Raja Tasleem Khan

Date: July 2003
Creator: Raja Tasleem Khan
Description: Recording of Raja Tasleem Khan reciting the poem "um ba khudaye," in the Srinagar dialect.
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Story of a Princess by Mimi

Story of a Princess by Mimi

Date: Spring 2004
Creator: Mimi
Description: Recording of Mimi reciting "the Story of a Princess," in the Srinagar dialect. This is a popular story told to children, and tells the story of a Burusho princess.
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Story of Maghlot ke Girkits by Raja Jamsheed Ali Khan

Story of Maghlot ke Girkits by Raja Jamsheed Ali Khan

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.
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Story of Hamale Khatun by Naseema Ali

Story of Hamale Khatun by Naseema Ali

Date: July 27, 2010
Creator: Ali, Naseema
Description: Recording of Naseema Ali reciting "Hamale Khatun," in the Nagar dialect. In this popular story Hamale Khatun is invited to the house of a paranormal Queen, and stiches clothing for all of her sons and daughters at their weddings. When she returns home, Hamale Khatun comes with warnings to remain moral by the Queen, and tries to make sure her children obey them.
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Story of Chine Maghuyo by Naseema Ali

Story of Chine Maghuyo by Naseema Ali

Date: July 27, 2010
Creator: Ali, Naseema
Description: Recording of Naseema Ali reciting "Chine Maghuyo," in the Nagar dialect. In this popular story a sparrow wants a string of pearls, but is unable to reach them, so it tricks thing after thing into doing its bidding.
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Story of Baduldana by Juru

Story of Baduldana by Juru

Date: July 26, 2010
Creator: Juru
Description: Recording of Juru reciting "Baduldana," in the Yasin dialect. This is a popular story that tells about a king named Baduldana that was unable to sire children. To help him, his servants go out into a barren land searching for a mystical man, and when they bring him back, he helps the King.
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Story of Aqalin-e-Hagur by Imam Yar Baig

Story of Aqalin-e-Hagur by Imam Yar Baig

Date: June 19, 2010
Creator: Baig, Imam Yar
Description: Recording of Imam Yar Baig reciting "Aqalin-e-Hagur," in the Yasin dialect. In this popular story a girl is told to search for silk in her father’s beard, but finds a flea. She is told to keep the flea in a bag, and watches as the flea grows.
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Story of Badshah ke Jatkus by Ramzan Ali

Story of Badshah ke Jatkus by Ramzan Ali

Date: June 26, 2010
Creator: Ali, Ramzan
Description: Recording of Ramzan Ali reciting "Badshah ke Jatkus," in the Nagar dialect. In this popular story A King is widowed, so his sons go find him a new bride. When she gives birth to a boy, a wise woman comes to tell her that her baby will rule the Kingdom, not the two elder sons.
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Story of the Fox and the Rooster by Raja Safdar Ali Khan

Story of the Fox and the Rooster by Raja Safdar Ali Khan

Date: June 2004
Creator: Khan, Raja Safdar Ali
Description: Recording of Raja Safdar Ali Khan reciting "the Fox and the Rooster," in the Srinagar dialect. This popular story tells of a hungry fox and a boastful rooster, and advises children to be way of how they speak and act.
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