THE QWERTY CLATTER FROM THE STREET-TYPISTS OF INDIA HAS NOT YET BEEN DROWNED BY DIGITAL DOCUMENTS – Chirodeep Chaudhuri

26 December, 2016 – Scroll

Chirodeep Chaudhuri

Image by Chirodeep Chaudhuri

“It is 11 am and the premises of the City Civil & Sessions Court or Bhadra Court, as it is popularly referred to in Ahmedabad, is abuzz with the day’s routines – lawyers in their black blazers and their clients huddled in deep discussion are everywhere, another group of lawyers is sitting under a tree sharing tea and a table which is their makeshift chamber with colleagues as their eyes scan the crowd for customers, the tea boys are rushing about with their kettle and cups, plaintiffs with lost looks on their faces and a clutch of papers and files are everywhere. They are soon to get an experience of the twin beasts that are the Indian legal system and bureaucracy…”

Excerpted with permission from “Street Typists of India”, Chirodeep Chaudhuri, from with Great Truth & Regard: The Story of the Typewriter in India, Edited by Sidharth Bhatia, Photographs by Chirodeep Chaudhuri, Roli Books.

THE QWERTY CLATTER FROM THE STREET-TYPISTS OF INDIA HAS NOT YET BEEN DROWNED BY DIGITAL DOCUMENTS – Chirodeep Chaudhuri

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