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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
Item Type: Sound

Story of Surung Thuku recited by Abida

Description: Recording of Abida reciting “Surung Thuku” in the Nagar dialect of Burushaski. This popular story is told to kids. A man named Surung Thuku is taken captive by an evil grandmother who wishes to eat him, but he tricks her into eating her granddaughter instead, and escapes
Date: July 28, 2010
Creator: Abida
Item Type: Sound

Story of Prince Gulzaada and the Beautiful Fairy recited by Ali Raza

Description: Recording of Ali Raza reciting “The 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
Item Type: Sound

Account by Raja Abdul Hamid of a Personal Story

Description: Recording of Raja Abdul Hamid reciting a personal story in the Nagar dialect. Hamid tells us where and when he was born, his ancestry in the Royal family, his education, and his enrollment into the freedom fighters.
Date: July 26, 2010
Creator: Hamid, Raja Abdul
Item Type: Sound

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
Item Type: Sound

Recipe by Ruqayya for Flour Porridge

Description: Recording of Ruqayya sharing a recipe of “Mul” in the Nagar dialect. Mul is a flour porridge, that is mixed and boiled slowly, and set outside to cool.
Date: July 26, 2010
Creator: Ruqayya
Item Type: Sound

Recipe by Ruqayya for Yoghurt Dip

Description: Recording of Ruqayya sharing a recipe for “Ghulmaldi”, a yoghurt dip made for covering thin bread and butter. This is told in the Nagar dialect.
Date: July 26, 2010
Creator: Ruqayya
Item Type: Sound

Story of Nosherwaane the Just by Niyam

Description: Recording of Niyam reciting the story “Nosherwaane the Just” in the Yasin dialect of Burushaski. In this popular story there was a king named Qabaat, who had one muslim minister, and one hindu minister. When one of the minsters explained that two owls were discussing the injustice in Qabaat’s kingdom, he decided to become a very just king, and earned the name Nosherwaane the Just.
Date: July 26, 2010
Creator: Niyam
Item Type: Sound

Very Far by Basharat Shafi

Description: Recording of Basharat Shafi reciting the poem “Ajo Mathan”, or “Very Far” in the Yasin dialect. The poem likens being apart to worsening ones behavior, and going home helps repair the soul.
Date: June 8, 2010
Creator: Shafi, Basharat
Item Type: Sound

Story of Bodi Budaari by Wazir Shafi

Description: Recording of Wazir Shafi reciting the story of “Bodi Budaari” in the Yasin dialect of Burushaski. This popular story stars two sisters, one named Bodi, one named Budaari.
Date: July 29, 2010
Creator: Shafi, Wazir
Item Type: Sound