Story of Maghlot and Girkits by Raja Jamsheed Ali Khan

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Recording of Raja Jamsheed Ali Khan reciting "Maghlot ke Girkits" ('weasel and rat') in the Srinagar dialect. In this popular story two boys are born conjoined, and are separated by a knife. The two 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 separates the kingdom into two halves, creating the divide between the Hunza and the Nagar people.

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3 recordings 1(14 min., 49 sec.) 2(7 min., 25 sec.) 3(20 min., 30 sec.)

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Khan, Raja Jamsheed Ali June 14, 2014.

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Recording of Raja Jamsheed Ali Khan reciting "Maghlot ke Girkits" ('weasel and rat') in the Srinagar dialect. In this popular story two boys are born conjoined, and are separated by a knife. The two 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 separates the kingdom into two halves, creating the divide between the Hunza and the Nagar people.

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3 recordings 1(14 min., 49 sec.) 2(7 min., 25 sec.) 3(20 min., 30 sec.)

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  • Accession or Local Control No: SB_Historical_Accounts_Maghlot_n_GirkitsJamsheed_Ali_Jun_08_14.49mins
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc848791

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Burushaski Language Resource

Recordings of oral literature from different, significantly threatened, regional varieties of Burushaski spoken in Hunza, Nagar, and Yasin valleys in Pakistan and Srinagar in India. Included are audio and video recordings; fieldwork notes; photographs; and transcriptions, translations, and analyses of selected texts.

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Story of Maghlot and Girkis by Raja Jamsheed Ali Khan

Transcription and translation of the recording of Raja Jamsheed Ali Khan narrating the story of "Maghlot ke Girkits" ('weasel and rat') in the Srinagar dialect. In this popular story two boys are born conjoined, and are separated by a knife. The two 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 separates the kingdom into two halves, creating the divide between the Hunza and the Nagar people

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  • June 14, 2014

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  • June 16, 2016, 1:53 p.m.

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Khan, Raja Jamsheed Ali. Story of Maghlot and Girkits by Raja Jamsheed Ali Khan, audio recording, June 14, 2014; (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc848791/: accessed April 19, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT College of Information.