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Personal narrative of family history by Raja Sakhawat Ali Khan

Description: Recording of Raja Sakhawat Ali Khan reciting a personal narrative of his family history in the Srinagar dialect. He recalls how his ancestry came to Srinagar. He tells of his fathers, and his brothers and their children, and his own children, and what they work as.
Date: July 2003
Creator: Khan, Raja Sakhawat Ali
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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
Partner: UNT College of Information

Story of Hira and Moti by Huma Safdar

Description: Recording of Huma Safdar reciting "Hira and Moti," in the Srinagar dialect. This is a popular story told amongst Srinagar burushos.
Date: June 2008
Creator: Safdar, Huma
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Story of a Princess by Mimi

Description: Recording of Mimi reciting "the Story of a Princess," in the Srinagar dialect. This is a popular story told to children, and tells the story of a Burusho princess.
Date: Spring 2004
Creator: Mimi
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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
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Conversation with Gulzar Bibi and Mimi

Description: Recording of Gulzar Bibi (Chachi), Gulzar Mimi, and the Private Investigator (Dr. Sadaf Munshi) having a conversation in Urdu about recording and sending a message to a religious leader across the IndoPak Line of Control.
Date: 2004
Creator: Gulzar, Bibi & Mimi
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Audio of Binodini's Asangba Nongjabi (Part B)

Description: Recording of Binodini's Asangba Nogjabi.
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Date: 1994
Creator: Binodini, 1922-2011
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Tagore Songs in Manipuri

Description: Translations of Tagore songs by MK Binodini Devi, Maibam Haricharan, RK Surendrajit, and Ayekpam Shyamsundar Singh, performed by Roop Raag. Binodini translated 28 of these songs written and composed by Rabindranath Tagore from the original Bangla.
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Date: unknown
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Conversation about the hospital in Chandel and preparing for the Totlang Kam festival

Description: Recording of Beshot Khullar and Rex Khullar discussing the hospital in Chandel and about preparing for the Totlang Kam festival. There are three tracks. The first is the voice of Harimohon Thounaojam encouraging the speakers to pick a topic of conversation. The back and forth is clearly produced for the sake of the recorder and often resembles an interview rather than conversation.
Date: May 18, 2008
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Partner: UNT College of Information

Conversation about a work house

Description: A visit to Swamy Tholung's house and work area. Here the family keeps a loom, various traditional baskets, and grain.
Date: February 2, 2016
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Partner: UNT College of Information

Analytical discussion of the Raapa Story

Description: Translation of story of Raapa as told by Bunghon Suungnem. In this story, a tiger, angry at being duped by Koreng, eats him. Koreng's sisters vow to marry whoever kills the tiger, and the only one able to do it is Raapa. Jealous, the other men conspire to kill Raapa, but he survives two attempts and tricks them so that they drown. In the end Koreng's sisters kill Raapa.
Date: August 26, 2009
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Partner: UNT College of Information

Traditional story about the Squirrel

Description: This Theipaa paomin [Squirrel Story] is narrated by Bunghon Sankhil of Keithelmanbi village. A short English synopsis is given by Daniel in Assam 2013. David Peterson participated in the discussion of the translation and transcription, along with participants of the 2013 Assam Lamkang orthography workshop.
Date: 2009
Creator: Sankhil, Bunghon
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Analytical discussion of noun minimal pairs

Description: Recording of Sumshot Khular reading noun minimal pairs and discussing tone differences with a group of researchers.
Date: April 24, 2016
Creator: Khular, Sumshot
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Traditional story about Raapa

Description: Recording of the Raapa Story by Stephon Sankhil. A tiger, angry at being duped by Koreng, eats him. Koreng's sisters vow to marry whoever kills the tiger, and the only one able to do it is Raapa. Jealous, the other men conspire to kill Raapa, but he survives two attempts and tricks them so that they drown. In the end Koreng's sisters kill Raapa.
Date: February 2, 2016
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Partner: UNT College of Information

Conversation about traditional and modern health practices

Description: Recording of a young lady in Hyderabad, Ringto, talking with Jane Lorenzen about health and wellness.
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Date: June 12, 2017
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
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Monologue about a plane trip to Delhi

Description: Recording of Grace telling about her trip from plane trip from Imphal to Calcutta.
Date: August 26, 2009
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Partner: UNT College of Information

Retelling of the Pear Story

Description: This is a recording of the Pear Story by Rex Khullar's cousin who was living in Noida.
Date: 20
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
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Analytical discussion of The Two Brothers

Description: Recording of a discussion of the story of the Two Brothers between Tyler Utt and Sumshot Khular in Denton.
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Date: March 14, 2017
Creator: Utt, Tyler P.
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