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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 A Simple Sparrow

Description: Recording of Muhammad Wazir Khan ("Wazir Shafi") reciting the story "saada crhin" ('a simple sparrow'), a popular story in the Yasin dialect of Burushaski.
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 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 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

Retelling of An Intelligent Horse

Description: Recording of a farmer named Imam Yar Baig reciting "Aqalin-e-Hagur," in the Yasin dialect of Burushaski. In this popular story, a girl is told to search for silk in her father’s beard, but finds a flea. She is told to keep the flea in a bag, and watches as the flea grows.
Date: June 19, 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

Retelling of Qassulo

Description: Recording of Bano reciting "Qassulo," a popular story in the Hunza dialect of Burushaski.
Date: 2010
Creator: Munshi, Sadaf
Partner: UNT College of Information

Retelling of Nosherwaane Aadil

Description: Recording of Niyam reciting the story “Nosherwaane the Just” in the Yasin dialect of Burushaski. In this popular story there was a king named Qabaat, who had one muslim minister, and one hindu minister. When one of the minsters explained that two owls were discussing the injustice in Qabaat’s kingdom, he decided to become a very just king, and earned the name Nosherwaane the Just.
Date: July 26, 2010
Creator: Munshi, Sadaf
Partner: UNT College of Information

Retelling of Manulum Dado

Description: Recording of Dawar Muneem reciting "Manulum Daado" (lit. 'grandfather' or 'old man from Man'), a popular story in the Hunza dialect of Burushaski. According to the story, "Man" is the name of a pasture in Shispar meadows.
Date: August 2011
Creator: Karim, Piar
Partner: UNT College of Information

Retelling of Boddi Buddaari

Description: Recording of Kuhammad Wazir Khan ("Wazir Shafi") reciting the story of “Bodi Buddaari” in the Yasin dialect of Burushaski. This popular story stars two sisters, one named Bodi, one named Buddaari.
Date: July 29, 2010
Creator: Munshi, Sadaf
Partner: UNT College of Information

Retelling of Baqti Jamaal and Alqash

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: Munshi, Sadaf
Partner: UNT College of Information

Retelling of Bilbal Wazir

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: Munshi, Sadaf
Partner: UNT College of Information

Retelling of Baduldana

Description: Recording of Juru reciting "Baduldana," in the Yasin dialect. This is a popular story that tells about a king named Baduldana that was unable to sire children. To help him, his servants go out into a barren land searching for a mystical man, and when they bring him back, he helps the King.
Date: July 26, 2010
Creator: Munshi, Sadaf
Partner: UNT College of Information

Retelling of Boddi Buddaari (Introduction)

Description: Recording of Wazir Shafi reciting an introduction to "Bodi Budaari," a popular story in the Yasin dialect of Burushaski.
Date: July 29, 2010
Creator: Munshi, Sadaf
Partner: UNT College of Information

Retelling of Ch'en

Description: Recording of Wazir Shafi reciting "Ch'en," a popular story in the Yasin dialect of Burushaski.
Date: July 29, 2010
Creator: Munshi, Sadaf
Partner: UNT College of Information

Retelling of King's Seven Boys

Description: Recording of Bakhtawar Shah reciting "The King's Seven Boys," a popular story in the Nagar dialect of Burushaski.
Date: July 26, 2010
Creator: Munshi, Sadaf
Partner: UNT College of Information

Retelling of A Kind Man

Description: A story recited by Suram Daam entitled "A Kind Man," in the Hunza dialect. In this popular story, a father searches for his wife and kids that have left to the fairy realm. As he searches for them, he is allowed to continue his search because many things see how kind he is, and are kind in return.
Date: June 8, 2010
Creator: Karim, Piar
Partner: UNT College of Information

Retelling of An Intelligent Woman

Description: Recording of Ali Raza reciting “Aqale Gus” in the Nagar dialect of Burushaski. In this popular story a prince travels to search for the answer of his father’s troubles. In his travels he meets an old man whom he irritates, but lets the prince stay at his house overnight. The old man’s daughter is great at interpreting problems, and they are married, and she returns to the kingdom to aid the King.
Date: October 15, 2012
Creator: Munshi, Sadaf
Partner: UNT College of Information

Retelling of Badshah and Jatkus

Description: Recording of Ramzan Ali, a farmer, reciting "Badshah ke Jatkus," in the Nagar dialect. In this popular story A King is widowed, so his sons go find him a new bride. When she gives birth to a boy, a wise woman comes to tell her that her baby will rule the Kingdom, not the two elder sons.
Date: June 26, 2010
Creator: Munshi, Sadaf
Partner: UNT College of Information

Retelling of Shari Bano from Fairyland

Description: A recording of Laila Khan reciting the story “Shari Bano from Fairyland,” in the Hunza dialect of Burushaski. In this popular story, a prince is born the seventh son. He finds a set of beautiful dressed one day on a clothesline, and decides to wait for the wearers to return, and see their beauty. The owners are actually fairies whom he follows, but they scorn him for his human ugliness.
Date: May 26, 2010
Creator: Munshi, Sadaf
Partner: UNT College of Information

Retelling of Sakhi

Description: Recording of Badaq, a carpenter, reciting "Sakhi," in the Yasin dialect. This is a popular story of a historical narrative.
Date: June 26, 2010
Creator: Munshi, Sadaf
Partner: UNT College of Information

Retelling of Sheryar

Description: Recording of Badshai Khan, also known as Tatako, reciting "Sheryar," a popular story in the Yasin dialect of Burushaski.
Date: July 26, 2010
Creator: Munshi, Sadaf
Partner: UNT College of Information

Retelling of The Fox and the Rooster

Description: Recording of Raja Safdar Ali Khan, a retired school teacher, 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 aware of how they speak and act.
Date: June 2004
Creator: Munshi, Sadaf
Partner: UNT College of Information