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Story of Baqti Jamal and Alqash by Bano

Description: Recording of Bano reciting “Baqti Jamal ke Alqash,” in the Hunza dialect. This popular story tells a tale of Baqti Jamal and Alqash, two friends that grew old together. One day on a picnic, Baqti Jamal found a golden treasure, and decided to share it with Alqash, but Alqash was greedy, and killed Baqti Jamal to keep the gold to himself. One day Alqash, now a wealthy minister to the king, needed help deciphering dreams, called upon Baqti Jamal’s son Abu Zare Jamhur, who held a book of prophecies
Date: September 15, 2012
Creator: Bano
Partner: UNT College of Information

Story of Bilbal Wazir by Bano

Description: Recording of Bano reciting “Bilbal Wazir” in the Hunza dialect. This is a popular story about Minister Bilbal, who was once a worker, and spent his money before he came home t his wife. He then proves his wisdom by not doing what he was told, and became a minister.
Date: September 15, 2012
Creator: Bano
Partner: UNT College of Information

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
Partner: UNT College of Information

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
Partner: UNT College of Information

Recipe for Mulo Shuro by Ruqayya Bano

Description: Recording of Ruqayya sharing a recipe for “Mulo SHuro” in the Nagar dialect. Mulo Shuro is a turnip pizza, where minced turnip is mixed with minced meat, and they are fried and baked into patties.
Date: July 26, 2010
Creator: Ruqayya
Partner: UNT College of Information

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
Partner: UNT College of Information

Story of Vazir of Shiri Badat by Abdullah

Description: Recording of Abdullah Minapin reciting an account of The Wazir of Shiri Badat in the Nagar dialect of Burushaski. In this story, Abdullah’s relative moves to the kingdom of a godlike Shiri Badat, who appoints Abdullah’s ancestor to the position of a minister (Wazir). Shiri Badat tastes a goat who was fed human milk, and grew enamored with the taste, and demanded from then on to be sacrificed young boys to eat. Abdullah’s ancestor, Demsing, was horrified, and begged the King’s daughter to tell the town’s people how to kill the tyrant, and she relented.
Date: June 26, 2010
Creator: Abdullah
Partner: UNT College of Information