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October-November 2003 issue

Kashmir's Silk Embroidery with floral patterns

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Koshur Music

An Introduction to Spoken Kashmiri

 
 

On Record

 "I am arrive by passenger train Ahmedpur station and my belly is too much swelling with jackfruit. I am therefore went to privy.

Just I doing the nuisance that guard making whistle blow for train to go off and I am
running with 'lotah' in one hand and 'dhoti' in the next when I am fall over and expose
all my shocking to man and female women on platform. I am got leaved at Ahmedpur station.

This too much bad, if passenger go to make dung , that dam guard not wait train five minutes for him. I am therefore pray your honour to make big fine on that guard for public sake. Otherwise I am making big report to papers."

Okhil Chandra Sen wrote this letter to the Sahibganj divisional railway office in 1909. It is on display at the Railway Museum in New Delhi. It was also reproduced under the caption 'Travellers' Tales' in the Far Eastern Economic Review. 

Any guess as to why this letter is of historic value? It apparently led to the introduction of toilets on trains!  

       

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