Conversation with Shahida Bano about changing times, language, Sonwārā village, and relatives

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This is a conversation between four people in Sonwārā, the researcher’s village. Maaz, accompanied by his cousin Noman, visits Shahida Bano to document some folk songs mostly sung on the occasion of marriages. Rehana Bano—the neighbor of Shahida Bano—on noticing some folksongs being sung and recording taking place, joins the gathering at the request of Shahida. Maaz and Noman then ask her to brief them on topics such as changing times, a description of the demography of the village Sonwārā, the languages/ varieties spoken by Muslims and Hindus. Meanwhile, Maaz—on having noticed Shahida’s language to match with Bhojpuri than Azamgarhi—starts … continued below

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Shaikh, Maaz January 29, 2020.

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This audio recording is part of the collection entitled: Bhojpuri Language Resource and was provided by the UNT College of Information to the UNT Digital Library, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 95 times. More information about this recording can be viewed below.

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  • Main Title: Conversation with Shahida Bano about changing times, language, Sonwārā village, and relatives
  • Parallel Title: بدلتا زمانہ، زبان، سُنوارا گاؤں اور رشتہ داروں كے بارے میں شاہدہ بانو كے ساتھ بات چیت
  • Parallel Title: बदलता ज़माना, भाषा, सोनवारा गांव और रिश्तेदारों के बारे में शाहिदा बानो के साथ बातचीत
  • Series Title: Maaz Shaikh Collection

Description

This is a conversation between four people in Sonwārā, the researcher’s village. Maaz, accompanied by his cousin Noman, visits Shahida Bano to document some folk songs mostly sung on the occasion of marriages. Rehana Bano—the neighbor of Shahida Bano—on noticing some folksongs being sung and recording taking place, joins the gathering at the request of Shahida. Maaz and Noman then ask her to brief them on topics such as changing times, a description of the demography of the village Sonwārā, the languages/ varieties spoken by Muslims and Hindus. Meanwhile, Maaz—on having noticed Shahida’s language to match with Bhojpuri than Azamgarhi—starts records the ongoing conversation. Shahida then extends the conversation to cover family members and some significant events along with some personal narratives. While Shahida Bano talks in Bhojpuri, the other people converse in Azamgarhi.

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Shahida Bano originally hails from Dāudpūr village—situated next to Sonwārā village—and moved to Sonwara some four-five decades ago. Since zamīndār Musalmāns do not inhabit Dāudpūr, all people there, irrespective of religion, speak Bhojpuri as their mother tongue. So does Shahida Bano. Her children, being born and brought up in Sonwārā, speak Azamgarhi. In the recording, she can be heard mentioning that no one speaks Hinduānā (Hindu speech, viz. Bhojpuri) in Sonwārā village. She probably includes herself too in the list even though one can perceive her speaking Bhojpuri, albeit with many Urdu words—so maybe the Muslim dialect of Bhojpuri. Hence she includes herself too in that list.

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Bhojpuri Language Resource

This collection currently includes audio and video recordings of texts; transcriptions, translations, interlinear glossing, and analyses of selected texts and photographs documenting fieldwork and other events. The texts collected by Maaz Shaikh starting from early 2020 are an outcome of his fieldwork on the Azamgarhi language of Azamgarh while working on his Master of Philosophy dissertation at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

Computational Resource on South Asian Languages

The Computational Resource for South Asian Languages (CoRSAL) is a digital archive for source audio, video, and text on the minority languages of South Asia.

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  • January 29, 2020

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  • April 14, 2021, 8:16 p.m.

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  • April 22, 2024, 1:11 p.m.

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Shaikh, Maaz. Conversation with Shahida Bano about changing times, language, Sonwārā village, and relatives, audio recording, January 29, 2020; (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1781695/: accessed July 18, 2024), University of North Texas Libraries, UNT Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT College of Information.

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