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Story of A Witch and a King by Mahida Murad

Description: Recording of Mahida Murad reciting “Danlathas ke Baadsha” in the Hunza dialect. In this popular story a Witch kills some princes and scares the King into marrying her. She took all of the King’s daughter-in-laws and stole their eyes, sealing them into a pit hidden away from the kingdom. The youngest raises her child, and he must save his mother and aunties.
Date: July 30, 2010
Creator: Murad, Mahida
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Story of a Black and White Thread Ball

Description: A reciting of "A Black and White Thread Ball" by Laila Khan in the Hunza dialect. In this popular story a young shepherd abandons his duties in order to court a girl who was born out of gold and silver to poor parents.
Date: May 29, 2010
Creator: Khan, Laila
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Story of Hamale Khatun by Naseema Ali

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.
Date: July 27, 2010
Creator: Ali, Naseema
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Story of Baduldana by 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.
Date: July 26, 2010
Creator: Juru
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Story of An Intelligent Horse by Imam Yar Baig

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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Date: June 19, 2010
Creator: Baig, Imam Yar
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Story of Torti and Potorti

Description: Recording of Muhammad Wazir Khan ("Wazir Shafi") reciting the story “Torti Putorti” ('Torti and Potorti') in the Yasin dialect. In this popular story, two sisters named Torti and Potorti, are plucking vegetables from the garden. When Potorti plucks a carrot from the field, a ghost is released.
Date: July 29, 2010
Creator: Khan, Muhammad Wazir
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Story of Baadsha Zulqarneen by Badshahi Khan

Description: Recording of Badshahi Khan reciting "King Zulqarneen," in the Yasin dialect. This is a popular story that followed Islam to the area, and the King represents a barrier from the apocalypse.
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Date: May 12, 2010
Creator: Khan, Badshahi
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Story of Bilbal Wazir by Bano

Description: Recording of Bano reciting “Bilbal Wazir” in the Hunza dialect. This is a popular story about Minister Bilbal, who was once a worker, and spent his money before he came home t his wife. He then proves his wisdom by not doing what he was told, and became a minister.
Date: September 15, 2012
Creator: Bano
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Story of Shon Gukur by Duwar Muneeb

Description: Recording of Duwar Muneem reciting “Shon Gukur” in the Hunza dialect. This is a popular story about a shaman/minister in Baltit (Karimabad), that gave the Hunza Burushos important wisdom given to him by the fairies that blinded him.
Date: December 17, 2010
Creator: Muneeb, Dawar
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Story of Shari Bano from Fairyland by Laila Khan

Description: A recording of Laila Khan reciting the story “Shari Bano from Fairyland,” in the Hunza dialect. In this popular tale a prince is born, the seventh son. He finds a set of beautiful dressed one day on a clothesline, and decides to wait for the wearers to return, and see their beauty. The owners are actually fairies whom he follows, but they scorn him for his human ugliness.
Date: May 26, 2010
Creator: Khan, Laila
Partner: UNT College of Information

Story of Baadil Jamaal by Laila Khan

Description: Recording of Laila Khan reciting the story of “Baadil Jamaal” in the Hunza dialect of Burushaski. In this popular story there is a king with seven sons, and he promises the sons that when they are to marry, he will let them marry whoever they wish. One son then travels to the side of a mountain where he lost his arrow, and meets an otherworldly woman named Baadil Jamaal. He insisted that he would not leave unless she married him, and he waited for a hundred years, and his family, missed him very much. One day Baadil Jamaal agreed to be the prince’s bride, and they went back to the kingdom, where the fairy restored the youth of the King and his wife.
Date: May 29, 2010
Creator: Khan, Laila
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Story of Baqti Jamal and Alqash by Bano

Description: Recording of Bano reciting “Baqti Jamal ke Alqash,” in the Hunza dialect. This popular story tells a tale of Baqti Jamal and Alqash, two friends that grew old together. One day on a picnic, Baqti Jamal found a golden treasure, and decided to share it with Alqash, but Alqash was greedy, and killed Baqti Jamal to keep the gold to himself. One day Alqash, now a wealthy minister to the king, needed help deciphering dreams, called upon Baqti Jamal’s son Abu Zare Jamhur, who held a book of prophecies
Date: September 15, 2012
Creator: Bano
Partner: UNT College of Information