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Account on the History of Polo by Abdullah

Description: Recording of Abdullah reciting a historical account of Polo in the Nagar dialect. Abdullah tells the history of the people throughout Nagar, and how after Winter the Kings would congregate the people of different villages, and concerts and competitions would be held.
Date: June 26, 2010
Creator: Abdullah

Recipe for Diram Phitti by Ruqayya Bano

Description: Recording of Ruqayya Bano sharing a recipe for “Diram Phiti”, or a sweet bread cake, in the Nagar dialect. Grain is germinated, then ground into flour and fermented. This flour is made into dough, and cooked o an iron pan in individual patties.
Date: July 26, 2010
Creator: Bano, Ruqayya

Story of the Fox and the Rooster

Description: Recording of Raja Safdar Ali Khan reciting "the Fox and the Rooster," in the Srinagar dialect. This popular story tells of a hungry fox and a boastful rooster, and advises children to be wary of how they speak and act.
Date: June 2004
Creator: Khan, Raja Safdar Ali

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

Story of Badshah and Jatkus by Ramzan Ali

Description: Recording of Ramzan Ali reciting "Badshah ke Jatkus," in the Nagar dialect. In this popular story A King is widowed, so his sons go find him a new bride. When she gives birth to a boy, a wise woman comes to tell her that her baby will rule the Kingdom, not the two elder sons.
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Date: June 26, 2010
Creator: Ali, Ramzan

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

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

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

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