Joined: 13 January 2005
has anyone read this?? it is hilarious!!!
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 plateform. I am got leaved at Ahmedpur > station. This too
> much bad, if passenger go to make dung that dam > guard not wait train
> minutes for him. I am therefore pray your > honor 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 > "Travelers' Tales" in the Far
> Eastern Economic Review.
> Any guesses why this letter was of > historic value?
> It apparently led to introduction of > TOILETS in trains!!!!!!!!!
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