Leo Tostoy is widely known as a great writer, Mahatma Gandhi is widely known as a great freedom fighter, the only one so far who could inspire people for the non-violence fights and made them win.
Little is known however about the connection between the two. Let me show you the missing link!
A couple of years before the death of Leo Tostoy, there was a highly interesting letter exchange between the two, please read here.
Gandhi mentioned several times in his life that Tolstoy was his true inspiration for the nonviolence fight.
A detailed text on relationship between Tostoy and Gandhi is here.
Further quoting the article “Tolstoy and Gandhi’s Law of Love” By Thomas Weber
When Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi started to practice law in South Africa as a young barrister in the 1890s, he was confronted with glaring racial discrimination as well as various other injustices. It…
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