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Mr Sen, incidentally deserves a pride of place in the history of Indian railways for being the man whose ordeal moved the British enough to introduce toilets in all coaches prior of 1891, the passengers were left to their own ingenuity. So, here is the graphic description penned by Sen himself (without any editing, as your would notice) as it appeared in the railway directory:

Dear Sir,

I am arrive by passenger train at Abmedpur station and my belly is too much swelling with jackfruit. I am therefore went to privy. Just I doing the nuisance the guard making whistle blow for train to go off and I am running with lota in one hand and dhoti in the next. When

I am fall over and expose all my shockings to man and woman on platform. I am got leaved at Abmedpur station. This too much bad, if passengers go to make dung, the damn 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.

Yours faithfull servant

Okhil Ch Sen

via A man of letters – The Times of India.

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