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Account by Abdullah on Fighting with a Bear

Description: Recording of Abdullah sharing a personal account entitled “Fighting with a Bear” in the Nagar dialect of Burushaski. In this recollection, Abdullah recalls working in a great field in Kaceli with a team from France, and a bear was disturbing everyone in the area. One night the bear approached his tent, and Abdullah had to scare the bear away for a bit.
Date: June 26, 2010
Creator: Abdullah
Partner: UNT College of Information

Story of Badshah and Jatkus by Ramzan Ali

Description: Recording of Ramzan Ali 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: Ali, Ramzan
Partner: UNT College of Information

Story of A Kind Man by Suram Daam

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: Daam, Suram
Partner: UNT College of Information

Story of An Intelligent Woman by Ali Raza

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 aide the King.
Date: October 15, 2012
Creator: Raza, Ali
Partner: UNT College of Information

Story of Nosherwaane Aadil by Niyam

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: Niyam
Partner: UNT College of Information

Story of The Sea Sand Pot recited by Ibrahim

Description: Recording of Ibrahim reciting “The Sea Sand Pot” in the Nagar dialect of Burushaski. In this popular story a King tells all of his subjects to kill their old parents, but an obedient son hides his father in a trench. Afterward, the King orders the subjects to make a sea sand pot, or a sand chidin, which is a large iron pot used to make food for a thousand people for festivals. None of the villagers knew how, so they approached the hidden father, who told them that it was an impossible task. They told the King that the task was accomplished, but this wisdom proved to the King that an elderly person was saved.
Date: October 15, 2012
Creator: Ibrahim
Partner: UNT College of Information

Story 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: Khan, Muhammad Wazir
Partner: UNT College of Information

Story of Gulzaada Gushpur by Ali Raza

Description: Recording of Ali Raza reciting the story of "Gulzaada Gushpur" ('Prince Gulzaada') in the Nagar dialect of Burushaski. In this popular story Prince Gulzaada wanders into a strange and wonderful land, where he finds a beautiful fairy bathing in a waterfall. He steals her clothing and convinces her to be his wife, but he must promise to remain faithful to her, else she eat his head. When he was forced to marry, the fairy stole him away to Fairyland.
Date: October 15, 2012
Creator: Raza, Ali
Partner: UNT College of Information