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Expressions Of A Bygone Era: A Handwritten Newspaper In India

Expressions Of A Bygone Era: A Handwritten Newspaper In India
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Since 1927, The Musalman has been transcribed by hand in ancient Urdu calligraphy every day.

by Timothy Ryan, PSFK Labs
  • 25 may 2011

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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