Cross Currents in Russian Literature, Film and Music
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Tolstoy and Gandhi
One of the more interesting connections was that between Tolstoy and Gandhi, as captured in a handful of letters between them. Gandhi had been so inspired by Tolstoy that he started the Tolstoy Farm in South Africa. Tolstoy became a Universalist in his spiritual beliefs, as embodied in his Confession. This is no doubt one of the reasons Tolstoy has become so universally beloved, and the inspiration to many people around the world.