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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 A Black and White Thread Ball

Description: A reciting of "A Black and White Thread Ball" by Laila Khan, a housewife, 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.
Date: May 29, 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 Flying Horse and Giant Monster

Description: Recording of Mahida Murad reciting “A flying Horse and a giant Monster,” in the Hunza dialect. In this popular story a princess is hidden away by her father, but an ogre discovers her presence. He goes to the king to ask for her hand in marriage, but the King refuses to agree unless the Ogre knows her name. The princess refused to marry the ogre, and runs away on a flying horse.
Date: August 1, 2010
Creator: Munshi, Sadaf
Partner: UNT College of Information

Retelling of Torti and Potorti

Description: Recording of Muhammad Wazir Khan ("Wazir Shafi") reciting the story entitled "Torti Potorti," a popular children's story in the Yasin dialect of Burushaski. The story is about two sisters, Torti and Potorti.
Date: July 29, 2010
Creator: Munshi, Sadaf
Partner: UNT College of Information

Retelling 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: Munshi, Sadaf
Partner: UNT College of Information

Retellling 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
Partner: UNT College of Information

Retelling of Hamale Khatun

Description: Recording of Naseema Ali, a teacher, 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
Partner: UNT College of Information

Conversation about Burushaski storytelling

Description: A recording of Ghulam Hassan discussing the tradition of storytelling in Hunza. Spoken in the Hunza dialect, Hassan spoke about the gathering of people in older times, gather around animals prepared for winter and telling stories.
Date: June 6, 2010
Creator: Munshi, Sadaf
Partner: UNT College of Information

Conversation about the Song of Barguun

Description: Recording of Gul Nasreen discussing “The Song of Barguun” in the Hunza dialect. This song was given to Gul Nasreen from her aunt, who got it from a foster father that was Ismaili. The song tells the story of a mother and baby ibex.
Date: May 26, 2010
Creator: Munshi, Sadaf
Partner: UNT College of Information