This article responds to Isabel Hofmeyr's Gandhi's Printing Press: Experiments in Slow Reading, a story of Gandhi's printing experiences, intentions, and experiments in South Africa — a little-known story in India. It reflects on the articulation of Gandhi's meditations on sovereignty, national imaginings, and citizenship both as ideas and practices. Here Subramanian analyzes the act of slow, deliberate reading and thoughtful reflection that Gandhi cultivated and adopted as key conditions toward the realization of truth and self-rule.

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