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Retelling of Shuwa Wau

Description: Recording of Namak Alam reciting "Shuwa wau," in the Yasin dialect. This is a popular story that shows the importance of good morals in life.
Date: May 5, 2010
Duration: 15 minutes 17 seconds
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
Duration: 6 minutes 21 seconds
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
Duration: 3 minutes 03 seconds
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
Duration: 10 minutes 37 seconds
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
Duration: 9 minutes 43 seconds
Creator: Munshi, Sadaf
Partner: UNT College of Information

Retelling of The Sparrow's Pearls

Description: Recording of Naseema Ali, a teacher, reciting "Chine Maghuyo," in the Nagar dialect. In this popular story a sparrow wants a string of pearls, but is unable to reach them, so it tricks thing after thing into doing its bidding.
Date: July 27, 2010
Duration: 2 minutes 36 seconds
Creator: Munshi, Sadaf
Partner: UNT College of Information

Retelling of A Witch and a King

Description: Recording of Mahida Murad, a housewife, reciting “Danlathas ke Baadsha” in the Hunza dialect. In this popular story a Witch kills some princes and scares the King into marrying her. She took all of the King’s daughter-in-laws and stole their eyes, sealing them into a pit hidden away from the kingdom. The youngest raises her child, and he must save his mother and aunties.
Date: July 30, 2010
Duration: 12 minutes 24 seconds
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
Duration: 26 minutes 45 seconds
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 of Burushaski. The is the story of a mother and baby ibex.
Date: May 26, 2010
Duration: 3 minutes 24 seconds
Creator: Munshi, Sadaf
Partner: UNT College of Information

Personal narrative by Ali Dawar

Description: Recording of Muneem Dawar reciting a personal account in the Hunza dialect of Burushaski.
Date: December 17, 2010
Duration: 8 minutes 01 second
Creator: Karim, Piar
Partner: UNT College of Information

Retelling of Quli O Laskir-e Minas

Description: Recording of Dawar Muneeb reciting "Quli o Laskir-e Minas," a popular story in the Hunza dialect of Burushaski.
Date: June 2011
Duration: 7 minutes 29 seconds
Creator: Munshi, Sadaf
Partner: UNT College of Information

Monologue on cultural events

Description: Recording of Bakhtawar Shah recalling cultural events in the Nagar dialect.
Date: July 26, 2010
Duration: 10 minutes 03 seconds
Creator: Munshi, Sadaf
Partner: UNT College of Information

Discussion about riddles

Description: Recording of Gul Nasreen and Farida Bibi discussing mixed riddles in the Hunza dialect of Burushaski.
Date: May 25, 2010
Duration: 6 minutes 46 seconds
Creator: Munshi, Sadaf
Partner: UNT College of Information

Conversation about Burushaski storytelling

Description: Recording of Ghulam Hassan discussing the tradition of storytelling in Hunza culture.
Date: June 6, 2010
Duration: 6 minutes 51 seconds
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
Duration: 18 minutes 57 seconds
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
Duration: 18 minutes 01 second
Creator: Munshi, Sadaf
Partner: UNT College of Information

Retelling of Hir Bilas

Description: Recording of Dawar Muneem reciting "Hir Bilas," a popular story, in the Hunza dialect of Burushaski.
Date: June 2011
Duration: 14 minutes 37 seconds
Creator: Karim, Piar
Partner: UNT College of Information

Retelling of Shari Bano on a Swing

Description: Recording of Duwar Muneeb telling the story of Shari Bano Ghele Gato, or Shari Bano on a swing, in the Hunza dialect of Burushaski. Shari Bano would swing on the swing of a juniper tree and sing songs and recite poetry.
Date: June 2, 2010
Duration: 11 minutes 37 seconds
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
Duration: 25 minutes 27 seconds
Creator: Munshi, Sadaf
Partner: UNT College of Information

Retelling of Grandfather Puno

Description: A recording of Dawar Muneeb reciting the story “Daado Puno” in the Hunza dialect. This story describes the history of “Bophaw”, the custom of sowing seeds in January by the Hunza Burushos. It is said that there was a very virtuous man several centuries ago, who began this tradition.
Date: December 18, 2010
Duration: 24 minutes 12 seconds
Creator: Karim, Piar
Partner: UNT College of Information

Retelling of Dana Wazir

Description: Recording of Hasil Murad reciting "Dana Wazir," a popular story in the Hunza dialect of Burushaski.
Date: May 30, 2010
Duration: 4 minutes 33 seconds
Creator: Karim, Piar
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
Duration: 14 minutes 29 seconds
Creator: Munshi, Sadaf
Partner: UNT College of Information

Retelling of Bulchi Tthoko and the Witch

Description: Recording of Muneem Dawar reciting "Bulchi Thoko ke Danglathas," a popular story in the region, in the Hunza dialect of Burushaski. Bulchi Tthoko is an old male name in Burushaski and "Ddanglatthas" is the word for 'witch'.
Date: August 5, 2011
Duration: 10 minutes 13 seconds
Creator: Karim, Piar
Partner: UNT College of Information

Retelling of Juniper Tree of Boyo

Description: A recording of Dawar Muneeb reciting “The Juniper Tree of Boyo,” in the Hunza dialect. This story tells of a Big Juniper Tree before Islam came to the region. Under the tree lived creatures that were a mix of a puppy and a penguin, and they were fed to bring good luck to families. When people would cut the tree, it was thought that the tree would take revenge, either by killing the criminal, or by driving them crazy.
Date: May 8, 2011
Duration: 6 minutes 07 seconds
Creator: Munshi, Sadaf
Partner: UNT College of Information
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