Okhil Chandra Sen wrote a letter to the Sahibganj Divisional Railway Office in 1909 AD, the text of which is copied below.
This letter is on display at the Railway Museum in New Delhi (India). It was also reproduced under the caption “Travellers’ Tales” in the Far Eastern Economic Review.
“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 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.”
Did it happen because of it’s poor English language ?
Any guesses why this letter is of historic value?
It led to the introduction of TOILETS in trains.
So please don not think any idea is stupid and discard it. Always Speak up