Conversation with the Naṭ community women in Karmaini village

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This is a conversation in Karmainī village, situated in the floodplains of the Ghaghra river in North of Azamgarh, with the women of the Naṭ community. They hail from a nearby village named Nakkīb Khojaulī, and identify themselves as (Sunni) Muslims. Badrun Nisa and Sharfun Nisa start by describing why they’ve come to Karmaini. Mateenuddin, Maaz’s grandfather, asks them to narrate how their community was provided with essential supplies during lockdown due to COVID-19. They do so, after which Sharfun Nisa sings a song on demonetization and the problems faced because of it. They then give information about their village … continued below

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Shaikh, Maaz November 12, 2020.

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  • Main Title: Conversation with the Naṭ community women in Karmaini village
  • Parallel Title: نٹ برادری کی عورتوں کے ساتھ کرمینی گاؤں میں بات چیت
  • Parallel Title: नट बिरादरी की औरतों के साथ करमैनी गांव में बातचीत
  • Series Title: Maaz Shaikh Collection

Description

This is a conversation in Karmainī village, situated in the floodplains of the Ghaghra river in North of Azamgarh, with the women of the Naṭ community. They hail from a nearby village named Nakkīb Khojaulī, and identify themselves as (Sunni) Muslims. Badrun Nisa and Sharfun Nisa start by describing why they’ve come to Karmaini. Mateenuddin, Maaz’s grandfather, asks them to narrate how their community was provided with essential supplies during lockdown due to COVID-19. They do so, after which Sharfun Nisa sings a song on demonetization and the problems faced because of it. They then give information about their village and its demography.

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The traditional profession of the Naṭ people of Azamgarh and nearby regions is to play drums and sing songs at various significant occasions. Wikipedia gives information on their ethnic and religious background along with their traditional practices and livelihood— https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nat_(Muslim). Since zamīndār Musalmāns do not inhabit the village Nakkīb Khojaul̄ of this Naṭ community, all people there, irrespective of religion, speak Bhojpuri as their mother tongue. Therefore, these women too speak Bhojpuri.

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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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  • November 12, 2020

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  • April 14, 2021, 8:16 p.m.

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  • April 9, 2024, 10:09 a.m.

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Shaikh, Maaz. Conversation with the Naṭ community women in Karmaini village, audio recording, November 12, 2020; (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1781703/: 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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