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Saturday, June 18, 2011

A complaint letter

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 lotaah 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 guesses why this letter is of historic value?

  So please don't think any idea is stupid and discard it.  Always Speak up. 

Blogger Harisankar said...
such a thing had to happen for the idea of toilets in train!? the raj was retard or something!.
June 18, 2011 10:57 PM
Blogger BHASKARAN19 said...
But the fact remains even after 12 years of introduction - the toilets are badly maintained, stinking, no water. This was highlighted in ANNIYAN also, but we see movies only for entertainment and we do not take the real message. regards bhaskaran
June 19, 2011 7:03 AM