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Gandhi's printing press : experiments in slow reading

Author: Isabel Hofmeyr
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. ; London, England : Harvard University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 publisher, experimental editor, ethical
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Hofmeyr, Isabel.
Gandhi's printing press.
Cambridge, Mass. ; London, England : Harvard University Press, 2013
(DLC) 2012031196
(OCoLC)806981153
Named Person: Gandhi, Mahatma; Gandhi, Mahatma
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Isabel Hofmeyr
ISBN: 9780674074743 0674074742
OCLC Number: 828869156
Language Note: In English.
Description: 1 online resource (218 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Introduction : a Gandhian theory of text --
Printing cultures in the Indian Ocean world --
Gandhi's printing press : a biography --
Indian Opinion : texts in transit --
Binding pamphlets, summarizing India --
A Gandhian theory of reading : the reader as satyagrahi --
Conclusion : "no rights reserved" --
Appendix : pamphlets reprinted from Indian Opinion.
Responsibility: Isabel Hofmeyr.
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