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Retelling of Flying Horse and Giant Monster in Urdu

Description: Recording of Samina explaining the story "Haghur ke Phut" in Urdu. This is a popular story about a flying horse and a monster. The story was originally narrated by Mahida Murad in the Hunza dialect of Burushaski, and this is an explanation/translation of it into Urdu by Mahida's daughter, Samina.
Date: July 2010
Creator: Munshi, Sadaf
Partner: UNT College of Information

Retelling of Choke Minas in Urdu

Description: Recording of Muhammad Wazir Khan (or "Wazir Shafi") translating and discussing the story of an owl (known as "Chok-e Minas" in Burushaski) in Urdu. The story was originally recording in Yasin Burushaski, which Khan is a speaker of.
Date: July 29, 2010
Creator: Munshi, Sadaf
Partner: UNT College of Information

Retelling of A Simple Sparrow

Description: Recording of Muhammad Wazir Khan (or "Wazir Shafi") explaining the "story of a sparrow" in Urdu. The story was originally recited by Khan in the Yasin dialect of Burushaski, which he is a speaker of.
Date: July 29, 2010
Creator: Munshi, Sadaf
Partner: UNT College of Information

Conversation with Shahida Bano about changing times, language, Sonwara village, and relatives

Description: This is a conversation between four-five people in Sonwara, the researcher’s village. The researcher, accompanied by his cousin Noman, visits Shahida Bano to document some folk songs mostly sung on the occasion of marriages. He notices her language to match with Bhojpuri than Azamgarhi. He decides to record some on-going conversation about changing times, a description on the demography of the village Sonwara, the languages/ varieties spoken by Muslims and Hindus, and talks on family members and events along with some personal narrative. While Shahida Bano talks in Bhojpuri, the other people converse in Azamgarhi.
Date: January 29, 2020
Creator: Shaikh, Maaz
Partner: UNT College of Information

Conversation with the Naṭ community women in Karmaini village

Description: This is a conversation in Karmaini village, situated in the floodplains of the Ghaghra river in North of Azamgarh, with the women of the Naṭ community hailing from a nearby village named Nakkeeb Khojauli. Badrun Nisa and Sharfun Nisa start by describing why they’ve come to Karmaini. Matenuddin, the researcher’s grandfather, asks them to narrate the incidences that happened during lockdown due to COVID-19. They do so, after which Sharfun Nisa sings a song on demonetization and the problems faced because of it. They then give information about their village and its demography.
Date: November 12, 2020
Creator: Shaikh, Maaz
Partner: UNT College of Information

Conversation on the languages of Rampur village and the nearby Muslim-dominated villages of the region (in Urdu)

Description: This is a conversation primarily with Mr. Jameel, the former and currently contesting Pardhaan (village head) of Rampur village. Mr. Jameel gives the researcher information regarding the presence of dichotomy in speech among the population of Azamgarh and the variety spoken in Rampur and other nearby Muslim-dominated villages. In the last part of the recording, Mr. Jameel talks with a villager who passes by.
Date: November 22, 2020
Creator: Shaikh, Maaz
Partner: UNT College of Information

Video recording of a conversation on the languages of Rampur village and the nearby Muslim-dominated villages of the region (in Urdu)

Description: This is a conversation primarily with Mr. Jameel, the former and currently contesting Pardhān (village head) of Rampur village. Mr. Jameel gives the researcher information regarding the presence of dichotomy in speech among the population of Azamgarh and the variety spoken in Rampur and other nearby Muslim-dominated villages. In the last part of the recording, Mr. Jameel talks with a villager who passes by.
Date: November 22, 2020
Creator: Shaikh, Maaz
Partner: UNT College of Information

Conversation in Ladhwaaeen village

Description: This is a conversation initially between Munni, her sister, the researcher, and his uncle when they visit her home in Ladhwaaeen village. Munni is the wife of Naushad, who has worked with the researcher’s family for several decades. After a while, Mr. Naushad arrives, and he too joins the conversation.
Date: January 29, 2020
Creator: Shaikh, Maaz
Partner: UNT College of Information
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