Traditional narrative about a poor old lady and a magician

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This is a story of a destitute old lady who had two sons, and she could barely feed them. After some time, an aged man comes to that old lady and asks her to hand over her sons to him to raise them. The old woman agrees to this while saying that she’ll keep one of them when they became adults, whereas he can take the other one. The old man — who was a magician — takes care of them. He educates one, whereas he keeps the other for household chores, who later learns magic from him. The latter … continued below

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Shaikh, Maaz November 26, 2020.

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  • Main Title: Traditional narrative about a poor old lady and a magician
  • Parallel Title: ایك غریب بُڑھیا اور جادوگر كی كہانی
  • Parallel Title: एक ग़रीब बुढ़िया और जादूगर की कहानी
  • Series Title: Maaz Shaikh Collection

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This is a story of a destitute old lady who had two sons, and she could barely feed them. After some time, an aged man comes to that old lady and asks her to hand over her sons to him to raise them. The old woman agrees to this while saying that she’ll keep one of them when they became adults, whereas he can take the other one. The old man — who was a magician — takes care of them. He educates one, whereas he keeps the other for household chores, who later learns magic from him. The latter is desperate to be reunited with his mother, but the magician wants to keep him with himself. This story narrates how by using magic, the boy tries to return.

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Azamgarhi Language Resource

This collection includes audio and video recordings of texts; transcriptions, translations, interlinear glossing, and analyses of selected texts; digitized copies of fieldwork notes and photographs documenting fieldwork and other events. The texts are in different genres, such as traditional and children's stories, popular legends, historical accounts, personal narratives, natural conversations, dramas, folk songs, poems, food recipes, discussions on events or items of cultural importance, and discussions on language and linguistic data. Some of them are also in Awadhi and Bhojpuri languages given with a view of (socio)linguistic comparison, whereas some are the outcomes of dialect surveys undertaken to determine the extent of the Azamgarhi language.

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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Traditional narrative about a poor old lady and a magician

This is a story of a destitute old lady who had two sons, and she could barely feed them. After some time, an aged man comes to that old lady and asks her to hand over her sons to him to raise them. The old woman agrees to this while saying that she’ll keep one of them when they became adults, whereas he can take the other one. The old man — who was a magician — takes care of them. He educates one, whereas he keeps the other for household chores, who later learns magic from him. The latter is desperate to be reunited with his mother, but the magician wants to keep him with himself. This story narrates how by using magic, the boy tries to return.

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  • November 26, 2020

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  • May 21, 2021, 6:12 a.m.

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  • Sept. 19, 2023, 3:48 p.m.

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Shaikh, Maaz. Traditional narrative about a poor old lady and a magician, audio recording, November 26, 2020; (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1803925/: accessed April 20, 2024), University of North Texas Libraries, UNT Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT College of Information.

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