Handmade Newspaper

The Musalman

Dastkari Haat Samiti

Dastkari Haat Samiti
New Delhi, India

The Musalman' is the only existing handwritten Urdu daily newspaper in the country - and perhaps in the world.

Third-generation publisher Syed Arifullah edits and publishes it in Chennai. Six persons come into the office every day to write all the pages by hand. The plates are prepared and printed for distribution to local readers. Despite the difficulties faced in bringing out a handwritten daily in a world of big machines, internet and digitalization, the editor/publisher of The Musalman carries on his family’s firm belief in the tradition of calligraphy and publishing. His commitment to publishing, calligraphy and his newspaper has become well-known, thanks to YouTube. He has contributed some copies of The Musalman as exhibits.


  • Title: Handmade Newspaper
  • Creator: The Musalman
  • Location: Tamil Nadu, India
  • Type: News writing
  • Script: Urdu
  • Guide: News writing – Tamil Nadu – Urdu – The Musalman Guide: Syed Arifullah

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