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Personal Account of Family History by Raja Sakhawat Ali Khan

Description: Transcription and free English translation of the recording of Raja Sakhawat Ali Khan, a speaker of Srinagar Burushaski, providing a personal account of his family history. He recalls how his ancestors came to Srinagar and settled there. In this account, Sakhawat talks about his fathers, and his brothers and their children, and his own children, and about their occupation, etc. Transcriptions are in Burushaski with translations in English.
Date: July 2003
Creator: Munshi, Sadaf

Poem entitled "Ajo Mathan" by Basharat Shafi

Description: Transcription 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. Transcription is done in Burushaski with translations in English.
Date: June 8, 2010
Creator: Munshi, Sadaf

Story of a Black and White Thread Ball

Description: Transcription of Laila Khan reciting "A Black and White Thread Ball" 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. Transcription done in Burushaski with translations in English.
Date: May 29, 2010
Creator: Munshi, Sadaf

Story of A Witch and a King by Mahida Murad

Description: Transcription 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. Transcription done in Burushaski with translations in English.
Date: July 30, 2010
Creator: Munshi, Sadaf

Story of Hamale Khatun

Description: Transcription and free English translation 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 stitches 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: Munshi, Sadaf

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

Story of a Kind Man by Suram Daam

Description: Transcription of Suram Daam reciting "A Kind Man," in the Hunza dialect. In this popular story, a father searches for his wife and kids that have left to the fairy realm. As he searches for them, he is allowed to continue his search because many beings see how kind he is, and are kind in return.This transcription is in Burushaski with translations in English.
Date: June 8, 2010
Creator: Munshi, Sadaf

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

Story of Baduldana by Juru

Description: Transcription, translation and linguistic analysis of the 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 2010
Creator: Munshi, Sadaf

Proverbs of Ustaad Qadir by Muneeb Dawar

Description: Transcription and translation of the recording of Muneeb Dawar, a speaker of Hunza Burushaski, talking about proverbs by Ustaad Qadir (or Ustaad Qadiro, sometimes also referred to as "Berich Qadiro", although the term "Berich" is perceived as derogatory by the native speakers. The term "Berish" (Pl. Bericho) was used for the musician class which was socially stigmatized in the past).
Date: 2012
Creator: Munshi, Sadaf