The Last Handwritten Newspaper in Asia

The Last Calligrapher is a film by Premjit Ramachandran about The Musalman, the only handwritten paper in Asia that still operates today (it got started in 1927).

"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.

A trailer for the movie: Link - via Nag on the Lake

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