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Personal Account of A Crazy Man by Raja Jamsheed Ali Khan

Description: Transcription and free English translation of the recording of Raja Jamsheed Ali Khan, a speaker of Srinagar Burushaski, narrating the story of a crazy man. Among the audiences present during the event is Khan's daughter, Salma. The story is more of a personal account as the narrator has witnessed the events during his lifetime.
Date: 2016
Creator: Munshi, Sadaf
Partner: UNT College of Information

Story of Shiri Badat

Description: Transcription and free English translation of the recording of Raja Jamsheed Ali Khan, a speaker of Srinagar Burushaski, reciting the story of Shiri Badat. Shiri Badat was a legendary king of Gilgit who is claimed to have been very cruel and a cannibal who ate human babies. The story gives an account of how Shiri Badat's minister allied with a Persian prince, who married Shiri Badat's daughter, to have him killed. Khan claims that his ancestors are the progeny of the marriage between the Persian prince and Shiri Badat's daugher, whose name was Shamligas.
Date: 2016
Creator: Munshi, Sadaf
Partner: UNT College of Information

Story of Shon Gukur by Dawar Muneeb

Description: Transcription and translation of the 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: 2016
Creator: Sadaf Munshi
Partner: UNT College of Information

Story of Maghlot and Girkits by Raja Jamsheed Ali Khan

Description: 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.
Date: June 14, 2014
Creator: Khan, Raja Jamsheed Ali
Partner: UNT College of Information

Story of An Intelligent Woman by Ali Raza

Description: Recording of Ali Raza reciting “Aqale Gus” in the Nagar dialect of Burushaski. In this popular story a prince travels to search for the answer of his father’s troubles. In his travels he meets an old man whom he irritates, but lets the prince stay at his house overnight. The old man’s daughter is great at interpreting problems, and they are married, and she returns to the kingdom to aide the King.
Date: October 15, 2012
Creator: Raza, Ali
Partner: UNT College of Information

Story of Gulzaada Gushpur by Ali Raza

Description: Transcription and free English translation of the recording of Ali Raza reciting "Gul Zaada Gushpur" -- a story of a prince named "Gul Zaada". Ali Raza is a speaker of the Nagar dialect of Burushaski.
Date: October 15, 2012
Creator: Raza, Ali
Partner: UNT College of Information

Story of Gulzaada Gushpur by Ali Raza

Description: Recording of Ali Raza reciting the story of "Gulzaada Gushpur" ('Prince Gulzaada') in the Nagar dialect of Burushaski. In this popular story Prince Gulzaada wanders into a strange and wonderful land, where he finds a beautiful fairy bathing in a waterfall. He steals her clothing and convinces her to be his wife, but he must promise to remain faithful to her, else she eat his head. When he was forced to marry, the fairy stole him away to Fairyland.
Date: October 15, 2012
Creator: Raza, Ali
Partner: UNT College of Information

Story of The Sea Sand Pot recited by Ibrahim

Description: Recording of Ibrahim reciting “The Sea Sand Pot” in the Nagar dialect of Burushaski. In this popular story a King tells all of his subjects to kill their old parents, but an obedient son hides his father in a trench. Afterward, the King orders the subjects to make a sea sand pot, or a sand chidin, which is a large iron pot used to make food for a thousand people for festivals. None of the villagers knew how, so they approached the hidden father, who told them that it was an impossible task. They told the King that the task was accomplished, but this wisdom proved to the King that an elderly person was saved.
Date: October 15, 2012
Creator: Ibrahim
Partner: UNT College of Information

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