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Conversation while sewing clothes

Description: This is a recording of a conversation on ladies’ clothes and design between four women, among whom one was sewing clothes.
Date: January 28, 2020
Duration: 8 minutes 24 seconds
Creator: Shaikh, Maaz
Partner: UNT College of Information

Retelling of Nawab Wajid Ali Shah

Description: This is a retelling of one of the stories on Nawab Wajid Ali Shah, the eleventh and last king of the Awadh Kingdom. Wajid Ali Shah was widely regarded as a debauched and detached ruler, and this story highlights the point.
Date: January 31, 2020
Duration: 1 minute 29 seconds
Creator: Shaikh, Maaz
Partner: UNT College of Information

Monologue on Mande village

Description: This is a monologue on Mande village by Master Mohammad Khalid. The narrative is in the Northern (Mande) dialect of Azamgarhi. Frequent code-switching to Urdu can be easily heard even when pointed out to speak in the local language by the researcher in the beginning part of the recording.
Date: January 31, 2020
Duration: 2 minutes 10 seconds
Creator: Shaikh, Maaz
Partner: UNT College of Information

Conversation in Mande village of Azamgarh

Description: This is a conversation between four-five people. Maaz — accompanied by his father — visits his (late) paternal grandmother’s ancestral home in Mande village. His father and his grandmother’s sister-in-law have a conversation which was joined by her relatives too. Maaz finds the conversation quite interesting and decides to record it. It ranges from a discussion on the modern age and its issues on family members, religion, current issues, politics, etc.
Date: January 31, 2020
Duration: 13 minutes 56 seconds
Creator: Shaikh, Maaz
Partner: UNT College of Information

Performance of a joke

Description: This is a recording of Mr. Anwar reciting a joke on the wit of an Indian involved in an argument with an American and a Russian.
Date: January 31, 2020
Duration: 52 seconds
Creator: Shaikh, Maaz
Partner: UNT College of Information

Monologue on Naushad

Description: This is a personal narrative about an incident of the childhood time of Naushad Shaikh, the paternal uncle of the researcher, in Mandē village of Azamgarh.
Date: January 31, 2020
Duration: 48 seconds
Creator: Shaikh, Maaz
Partner: UNT College of Information

Personal narrative of Mohammad Khalid

Description: This is a personal narrative of the life of the speaker Mohammad Khalid. The narrative is in the Northern (Mandē) dialect of Azamgarhi with some code-switching to Urdu.
Date: January 31, 2020
Duration: 3 minutes 39 seconds
Creator: Shaikh, Maaz
Partner: UNT College of Information

Story of a couple

Description: This is a story of a husband and wife who once had so little flour left in their house that only three chapatis could be made. The husband says that he will eat two chapatis, and the wife too says the same. A heated exchange took place between them, but they finally agreed that whoever speaks first will eat just one chapati while the other one, two. They lie down and silently stare at each other, and three days pass like this. The villagers, thinking of them being dead, go to their house, wrap them in a shroud and take them to the crematory. At last, the husband says to the wife, okay two chapatis for you!
Date: January 31, 2020
Duration: 2 minutes
Creator: Shaikh, Maaz
Partner: UNT College of Information

Story of Master Sahib

Description: This is a story of a teacher who once — while teaching his students — says, “I have made you human from donkey by beating, but you don’t understand.” A washerman who had no children passes by and hears this. He then approaches the teacher and pleads with him to turn a donkey into a son for his sake. The teacher agrees to this and asked him to return after six months. The washerman returns after six months and asks for his son. The teacher replies that he taught and trained him so much that he became a judge at the Allahabad High Court. The washerman then visits the court, and the story continues.
Date: January 31, 2020
Duration: 2 minutes 11 seconds
Creator: Shaikh, Maaz
Partner: UNT College of Information

Story of a king and three sisters

Description: This is a story about a king who once takes a walk in his kingdom to check if everyone there is pleased with him. He finds three sisters wishing that if they marry the royal cook, the vizier, and the king, their lives will change forever. This happens, and the king marries the younger sister. She gives birth to a child whom the elder sister replaces with a kitten and leaves him flowing in the river. This happens thrice. The children were found by a gardener who brings them up very well. The story, which is in the Northern (Mandē) dialect with some instances of code-switching to Urdu, continues further.
Date: January 31, 2020
Duration: 9 minutes 02 seconds
Creator: Shaikh, Maaz
Partner: UNT College of Information

Performance of the folksong Dulahē kī ammā ‘O the bridegroom’s mother’

Description: This is a performance of a traditional song by the title ‘Dulahē kī ammā’ (Eng. O the mother of the bridegroom). In this song, the bridegroom’s mother is asked to bless her son on this auspicious marriage occasion. Such folksongs are of great significance to the community; however, until recently, their popularity and importance have started dwindling because of the penetration of urban culture into rural society. This folksong is in the Eastern dialect of Urdu.
Date: January 29, 2020
Duration: 2 minutes 17 seconds
Creator: Shaikh, Maaz
Partner: UNT College of Information

Performance of the folksong 'Dulahē tērī ãkhiā̃' 'O bridegroom, your eyes'

Description: This is a performance of a traditional song by the title ‘Dulahē tērī ãkhiā̃’ (Eng. O bridegroom, your eyes) sung on the occasion of marriage. It praises the beauty of the bridegroom and his costume. Such songs are of great significance to the community; however, until recently, their popularity and importance have started dwindling because of the penetration of urban culture into rural society.
Date: January 29, 2020
Duration: 2 minutes 27 seconds
Creator: Shaikh, Maaz
Partner: UNT College of Information

Discussion of irrigation systems (in Urdu)

Description: This is a discussion on the popular irrigation systems used in Azamgarh and nearby areas of Purvanchal, Uttar Pradesh state, before the invention of tube wells. This discussion briefly also extends to farming systems and agricultural tools. This discussion was primarily between the researcher and two residents of southern Azamgarh who were distant relatives to the researcher. It took place almost entirely in Urdu, whereas some background noises can be frequently heard in Azamgarhi.
Date: January 28, 2020
Duration: 43 minutes 41 seconds
Creator: Shaikh, Maaz
Partner: UNT College of Information

Conversation while cleaning fishes

Description: This is a recording of a conversation while cleaning fishes. There was some conversation between women who were cleaning fishes. In order to get natural data, Maaz goes near to them, sits, and starts recording without alerting them. Suddenly as few seconds pass, one of them alerts, and everyone takes a surprise! But a few moments later, they become comfortable with it. They then start imitating and mocking the far northern variety of Azamgarhi spoken in Dewārā, the flood plain area of the Ghaghra river in the northern part of Azamgarh.
Date: January 28, 2020
Duration: 5 minutes 24 seconds
Creator: Shaikh, Maaz
Partner: UNT College of Information

Conversation in Ladhuwāī̃ village

Description: This is a conversation initially between Munni, her sister, Maaz, and his uncle when they visit her home in Ladhuwāī̃ village. Munni is the wife of Naushad, who has worked with the Maaz’s family for several decades. After a while, Mr. Naushad arrives, and he too joins the conversation.
Date: January 29, 2020
Duration: 23 minutes 03 seconds
Creator: Shaikh, Maaz
Partner: UNT College of Information

Conversation with Shahida Bano about changing times, language, Sonwārā village, and relatives

Description: This is a conversation between four people in Sonwārā, the researcher’s village. Maaz, accompanied by his cousin Noman, visits Shahida Bano to document some folk songs mostly sung on the occasion of marriages. Rehana Bano—the neighbor of Shahida Bano—on noticing some folksongs being sung and recording taking place, joins the gathering at the request of Shahida. Maaz and Noman then ask her to brief them on topics such as changing times, a description of the demography of the village Sonwārā, the languages/ varieties spoken by Muslims and Hindus. Meanwhile, Maaz—on having noticed Shahida’s language to match with Bhojpuri than Azamgarhi—starts records the ongoing conversation. Shahida then extends the conversation to cover family members and some significant events along with some personal narratives. While Shahida Bano talks in Bhojpuri, the other people converse in Azamgarhi.
Date: January 29, 2020
Duration: 11 minutes 44 seconds
Creator: Shaikh, Maaz
Partner: UNT College of Information

Description of a bamboo pork recipe

Description: This is a description of a recipe for pork with fermented bamboo shoots.
Date: January 23, 2009
Duration: 1 minute 50 seconds
Creator: Konnerth, Linda
Partner: UNT College of Information

Conversation about a dream

Description: Recording of family members talking informally about dreams, sleeping, and visiting. Thangpuii is the main speaker, but she is interrupted by the rest of the family making small talk and offering to help with her swollen joints. Visitors and family members are talking in the background.
Date: January 1990
Duration: 18 minutes 14 seconds
Creator: Rema, C. L.
Partner: UNT College of Information

Pop Chronicles Interviews #13 - James Brown

Description: Recording of John Gilliland interviewing James Brown in Hollywood for the Pop Chronicles radio program series. The last track is from a different recording, with pre-recorded interview questions for Billy Vaughn.
Date: January 7, 1970
Duration: 8 minutes 22 seconds
Creator: Gilliland, John
Partner: UNT Music Library

Pop Chronicles Interviews #184 - Ian and Sylvia Tyson

Description: Recording of John Gilliland interviewing Ian and Sylvia Tyson in Pasadena, California for the Pop Chronicles radio program series.
Date: January 12, 1968
Duration: 28 minutes 32 seconds
Creator: Gilliland, John
Partner: UNT Music Library

Pop Chronicles Interviews #151 - The Credibility Gap (radio show)

Description: Audio segments related to performances by the comedy group The Credibility Gap in connection with the Pop Chronicles. The segments do not form a full program, the tracks apparently include material that was prerecorded for use in the assembly of a program, with some repetition from one track to the next.
Date: January 1969
Duration: 13 minutes 07 seconds
Creator: Gilliland, John
Partner: UNT Music Library

Pop Chronicles Interviews #165 - Nelson Riddle

Description: Recording of John Gilliland interviewing Nelson Riddle in Hollywood for the Pop Chronicles radio program series.
Date: January 16, 1968
Duration: 32 minutes 28 seconds
Creator: Gilliland, John
Partner: UNT Music Library

Pop Chronicles Interviews #169 - Mitch Miller

Description: Recording of John Gilliland interviewing conductor and recording executive Mitch Miller in Philadelphia for the Pop Chronicles radio program series.
Date: January 24, 1968
Duration: 32 minutes 08 seconds
Creator: Gilliland, John
Partner: UNT Music Library
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