Teerth Purohits: Guardians of India’s Family Trees

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Teerth Purohits: Guardians of India’s Family Trees

Illustration: Sushant Ahire / Arré

I

have horrible handwriting. I remember filling cursive books, trying to even change the way I held a pencil, but it just wouldn’t improve. I went through school hearing taunts from teachers who couldn’t grade my exams because they believed I had the “keyboard problem” and told my parents that I probably spent too much time “chatting on the net”. To make matters worse, my younger sister was a natural and had a gorgeous cursive hand. I tried and tried and tried but nothing worked.

And then, one day, I saw my father fill out a form. Suddenly, everything made sense.

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