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Kai Kresse; Introduction: Slow Reading in an Ever-Faster World: Gandhi's African-Based Indian Opinion. Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East 1 August 2015; 35 (2): 346–349. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/1089201x-3139108
This text introduces the Kitabkhana book discussion platform on Isabel Hofmeyr's Gandhi's Printing Press: Experiments in Slow Reading. After positioning Hofmeyr's research within the wider field of Indian Ocean studies, it sketches out, in comparison, the contributions of the five commentaries by Anne K. Bang, James R. Brennan, Gail M. Presbey, Lakshmi Subramanian, and Goolam Vahed.