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Story of an Intelligent Horse by Imam Yar Baig

Description: Recording of Imam Yar Baig reciting "An Intelligent Horse," a popular story in the Yasin dialect of Burushaski.
Date: June 19, 2010
Creator: Baig, Imam Yar
Partner: UNT College of Information

Story of Baadil Jamaal by Laila Khan

Description: Recording of Laila Khan reciting "Baadil Jamaal," a popular story in the Burusho culture. This version is told in the Hunza dialect of Burushaski.
Date: Summer 2010
Creator: Khan, Laila
Partner: UNT College of Information

Story of Qaan Zrakun by Muneeb Dawar

Description: Recording of Muneeb Dawar reciting "Qaan Zrakun," a popular story in the Hunza dialect of Burushaski.
Date: 2011
Creator: Muneeb, Dawar
Partner: UNT College of Information

Story of Bilbal Wazir by Bano

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: Bano
Partner: UNT College of Information

Story of Shon Gukur by Duwar Muneeb

Description: Recording of Duwar Muneem reciting “Shon Gukur” in the Hunza dialect. This is a popular story about a shaman/minister in Baltit (Karimabad), that gave the Hunza Burushos important wisdom given to him by the fairies that blinded him.
Date: December 17, 2010
Creator: Muneeb, Dawar
Partner: UNT College of Information

Story of Shari Bano from Fairyland by Laila Khan

Description: A recording of Laila Khan reciting the story “Shari Bano from Fairyland,” in the Hunza dialect. In this popular tale 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: Khan, Laila
Partner: UNT College of Information

Story of Dana Wazir by Hasil Murad

Description: Recording of Hasil Murad reciting "Dana Wazir," a popular story in the Hunza dialect of Burushaski.
Date: May 30, 2010
Creator: Murad, Hasil
Partner: UNT College of Information

Story of Baadil Jamaal by Laila Khan

Description: Recording of Laila Khan reciting the story of “Baadil Jamaal” in the Hunza dialect of Burushaski. In this popular story there is a king with seven sons, and he promises the sons that when they are to marry, he will let them marry whoever they wish. One son then travels to the side of a mountain where he lost his arrow, and meets an otherworldly woman named Baadil Jamaal. He insisted that he would not leave unless she married him, and he waited for a hundred years, and his family, missed him very much. One day Baadil Jamaal agreed to be the prince’s bride, and they went back to the kingdom, where the fairy restored the youth of the King and his wife.
Date: May 29, 2010
Creator: Khan, Laila
Partner: UNT College of Information

Story of Bulchi Tthoko and the Witch by Muneeb Dawar

Description: Recording of Muneeb 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
Creator: Muneeb Dawar
Partner: UNT College of Information

Story of Baqti Jamal and Alqash by Bano

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: Bano
Partner: UNT College of Information

Story 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: Murad, Mahida
Partner: UNT College of Information

Story of Baadil Jamaal by Laila Khan

Description: Recording of Laila Khan reciting the story of “Baadil Jamaal” in the Hunza dialect of Burushaski. In this popular story there is a king with seven sons, and he promises the sons that when they are to marry, he will let them marry whoever they wish. One son then travels to the side of a mountain where he lost his arrow, and meets an otherworldly woman named Baadil Jamaal. He insisted that he would not leave unless she married him, and he waited for a hundred years, and his family, missed him very much. One day Baadil Jamaal agreed to be the prince’s bride, and they went back to the kingdom, where the fairy restored the youth of the King and his wife.
Date: Spring 2009
Creator: Khan, Laila
Partner: UNT College of Information

Story of Juniper Tree of Boyo by Dawar Muneeb

Description: A recoding of Dawar Muneem 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
Creator: Dawar, Muneeb
Partner: UNT College of Information

Story of Hir Bilas by Muneeb Dawar

Description: Recording of Dawar Muneeb reciting "Hir Bilas," a popular story, in the Hunza dialect of Burushaski.
Date: June 2011
Creator: Muneeb, Dawar
Partner: UNT College of Information

Story of Grandfather Puno by Dawar Muneeb

Description: A recording of dawar Muneem reciting the story “Daado Puno” in the Hinza 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
Creator: Muneeb, Dawar
Partner: UNT College of Information

Story of Shari Bano on a Swing by Dawar Muneeb

Description: Recording of Duwar Muneeb telling the story of Shari Bano Ghele Gato, or Shari Bano o 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
Creator: Muneeb, Duwar
Partner: UNT College of Information

Story of Hamale Khatun by Naseema Ali

Description: Recording of Naseema Ali reciting "Hamale Khatun," in the Nagar dialect. In this popular story Hamale Khatun is invited to the house of a paranormal Queen, and stiches 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: Ali, Naseema
Partner: UNT College of Information

Story of The Sparrow's Pearls by Naseema Ali

Description: Recording of Naseema Ali 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
Creator: Ali, Naseema
Partner: UNT College of Information

Story of A Witch and a King by Mahida Murad

Description: Recording of Mahida Murad 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
Creator: Murad, Mahida
Partner: UNT College of Information

Story of Baduldana by Juru

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: Juru
Partner: UNT College of Information

Story of Choke Minas by Muhammad Wazir Khan

Description: Recording of Wazir Shafi reciting "Choke Minas," a popular story in the Yasin dialect of Burushaski.
Date: July 29, 2010
Creator: Khan, Muhammad Wazir
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
Partner: UNT College of Information

Story of An Intelligent Horse by Imam Yar Baig

Description: Recording of Imam Yar Baig reciting "Aqalin-e-Hagur," in the Yasin dialect. 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.
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Date: June 19, 2010
Creator: Baig, Imam Yar
Partner: UNT College of Information

Story of Shuwa Wau by Namak Alam

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
Creator: Alam, Namak
Partner: UNT College of Information