Gandhi’s Printing Press: Experiments In Slow Reading

5621a95f8468d.jpg Author Isabel Hofmeyr
Isbn 978-0674072794
File size 1.3 MB
Year 2015
Pages 240
Language English
File format PDF
Category Science

Book Description:

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.



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