DOBES Archive

GorjArus1008Maerch-2
This narrative is a local version of a folk-tale that is widespread throughout the Middle East and Europe. Two kid goats are left alone by their mother and a wolf comes and tries to gain entry to their hut. After a number of attempts the wolf finally manages by a ruse to enter the hut and eats up the two kid goats. Later the nanny goat is able to rescue the kid goats out of the wolf's stomach.
GorjAD0710revolution
AD recounts his personal experiences of the state takeover of the Iranian oil industry, and of the events connected with the Islamic revolution. There is a mixture of general knowledge and his own reminiscences of events that happened to him and his family.
GorjArus1008Maerch-5
Arus tells a traditional tale about two men who set off to make their fortune; one of them is successful and finds wealth and good fortune, while the other does not.
GorjAD0710ShirinoFarhad
The narrator recounts a story from the Shah Name (later popularized by the poet Nezami). The narrator's version is a oral, local one with extensive sections in verse form, recounted in Kurdish. The story tells of the romance between Farhad and the Christian woman Shirin (in this version from Armenia).
GorjArus1008maerch-1
The story concerns an old lady who discovers a cat has been stealing the milk from her goat. She cuts the cat's tail off. The cat begs her to return the tail, but she demands a number of tasks from the cat before agreeing to return the tail. The cat sets off to accomplish the tasks the old woman has set her; the story is a typical chain story with one task leading to the next, until finally all are completed.
GorjHeidNas0709Frauen
The conversation concerns the traditional roles of women in their lives in the village, in particular at festivals such as weddings or their participation in religious activities etc. Some of the topics are quite personal and give insights into the lives of unmarried women in the rural setting.
Gorj300907Breadmake
Video about breadmaking.
GorjAD0710RostamSohrab
The story is a local, oral version of one of the famous sagas of Shah Name, where the hero Sohrab has to perform a number of heroic tasks. Large sections of the narrative are given in verse form by the speaker.
ArusMaerchBizbal
The story concerns an old lady who discovers a cat has been stealing the milk from her goat. She cuts the cat's tail off. The cat begs her to return the tail, but she demands a number of tasks from the cat before agreeing to return the tail. The cat sets off to accomplish the tasks the old woman has set her; the story is a typical chain story with one task leading to the next, until finally all are completed.