Gandhi s Printing Press Experiments in Slow Reading At the same time that Gandhi as a young lawyer in South Africa began fashioning the tenets of his political philosophy he was absorbed by a seemingly unrelated enterprise creating a newspaper Gandh

  • Title: Gandhi's Printing Press: Experiments in Slow Reading
  • Author: Isabel Hofmeyr
  • ISBN: 9780674072794
  • Page: 351
  • Format: Hardcover
  • At the same time that Gandhi, as a young lawyer in South Africa, began fashioning the tenets of his political philosophy, he was absorbed by a seemingly unrelated enterprise creating a newspaper Gandhi s Printing Press is an account of how this project, an apparent footnote to a titanic career, shaped the man who would become the world changing Mahatma Pioneering publisAt the same time that Gandhi, as a young lawyer in South Africa, began fashioning the tenets of his political philosophy, he was absorbed by a seemingly unrelated enterprise creating a newspaper Gandhi s Printing Press is an account of how this project, an apparent footnote to a titanic career, shaped the man who would become the world changing Mahatma Pioneering publisher, experimental editor, ethical anthologist these roles reveal a Gandhi developing the qualities and talents that would later define him.Isabel Hofmeyr presents a detailed study of Gandhi s work in South Africa 1893 1914 , when he was the some time proprietor of a printing press and launched the periodical Indian Opinion The skills Gandhi honed as a newspaperman distilling stories from numerous sources, circumventing shortages of type influenced his spare prose style Operating out of the colonized Indian Ocean world, Gandhi saw firsthand how a global empire depended on the rapid transmission of information over vast distances He sensed that communication in an industrialized age was becoming calibrated to technological tempos.But he responded by slowing the pace, experimenting with modes of reading and writing focused on bodily, not mechanical, rhythms Favoring the use of hand operated presses, he produced a newspaper to contemplate rather than scan, one likely to excerpt Thoreau than feature easily glossed headlines Gandhi s Printing Press illuminates how the concentration and self discipline inculcated by slow reading, imbuing the self with knowledge and ethical values, evolved into satyagraha, truth force, the cornerstone of Gandhi s revolutionary idea of nonviolent resistance.

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    1. I can't say enough how much I loved this book: so brilliantly researched and beautifully written, yielding so many profound insights about how writing, publishing and reading can be done as political and spiritual practices (each task slowed down to the rhythm of the body) that knit diasporic communities together in zones of self-rule.

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