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Expressions Of A Bygone Era: A Handwritten Newspaper In India

Expressions Of A Bygone Era: A Handwritten Newspaper In India

Since 1927, The Musalman has been transcribed by hand in ancient Urdu calligraphy every day.

Timothy Ryan, PSFK Labs

Since 1927, The Musalman Daily has defiantly clung to its painstaking tradition of Urdu calligraphy drafted daily by hand. The newspaper is an expression of an bygone era; in ancient India, handwriting was a definitive mark of social status and education, and calligraphers transcribing manuscripts for the ruling class were prized enough to earn seat at the ancient court.

[via Gizmodo]

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