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Story of Rājā Guguliyā

Description: This is a story about a prince whose maternal uncles killed his father. Once — when young — he asks his mother about his father. She replies that he was murdered by his uncle. From that day onwards, he decides to take revenge for his father’s death. His uncles wanted to kill the prince too — the way they killed his father. This story describes how the prince takes revenge. This story is in the western variety of the Southern dialect of Azamgarhi. succeeds in finding Sheherbano. This story is to… more
Date: February 10, 2020
Duration: 5 minutes 57 seconds
Creator: Shaikh, Maaz
Partner: UNT College of Information

Story of a princess and her stepmother

Description: This is a story about a princess whose mother died and her father remarries. The stepmother gives birth to a daughter, and the princess and her stepsister spend their childhood in a friendly way. As time passes, the stepmother and daughter develop jealousy and animosity towards the princess and adopt every possible technique to trouble her. Even after suffering so much, the good fate of the princess always takes care of her. All inflicted hardship by the stepmother bounces back to her daughter.… more
Date: February 10, 2020
Duration: 5 minutes 41 seconds
Creator: Shaikh, Maaz
Partner: UNT College of Information

Story of Sheherbānō

Description: This story — which can be said to be the Azamgarhi version of the world-famous folktale of Cinderella — is about a gorgeous princess named Sheherbānō whose mother dies, and her father remarries. The stepmother would never like the princess and inflict tremendous pain on her. Living in forsaken circumstances, the young princess witnesses a remarkable change in her fortune, thanks to her very attractive sandal being lost in the market after returning from her friend’s wedding. This leads to her a… more
Date: February 10, 2020
Duration: 5 minutes 07 seconds
Creator: Shaikh, Maaz
Partner: UNT College of Information

Elicitation of wordlist about water bodies

Description: This is a short video recording on elicitation of a wordlist about water bodies. The researcher was eliciting words primarily with Seher Aquil and Khalida Bano while both were sitting in the courtyard basking in the afternoon sun. After some time, other family members too come and join in. The participants spoke in the Southern Azamgarhi dialect.
Date: January 25, 2020
Duration: 1 minute 05 seconds
Creator: Shaikh, Maaz & Khan, Faiza
Partner: UNT College of Information
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