India’s news calligraphers do it on deadline

From Wired: India’s News Calligraphers Do It on Deadline.

The Musalman is possibly the last handwritten newspaper in the world. Four professional calligraphers spend three hours on each page every single day to put out this daily paper.

While it’s a Muslim newspaper, it’s also a beacon of liberalism in South Asia, employing both women and non-Muslims. Two of the four katibs (calligraphers) are women and the chief reporter is Hindu. Indian royalty and poets often visit the paper to offer content and accolades. [continue]

This article includes 22 images, and you’ve just got to go see them. Wired has another article on this topic, too: A Handwritten Daily Paper in India Faces the Digital Future.