The Last Calligraphers (2008)


“For centuries, handwriting was the definitive mark of social status, education and liberal values in India. Calligraphers mastered the swooping Urdu script in ivory-tower institutions and penned copies of the Koran for wealthy patrons. The pinnacle of a katib’s achievement meant a seat at court and a chance to earn the sultan’s ear.” – Scott Carney

The Musalman is the only handwritten newspaper in Asia and has been operational since 1927. Here is their story.

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