Exhibition highlighting deep friendship between Mahatma Gandhi and Leo Tolstoy will be held in Moscow on Tuesday.
Exhibition highlighting deep friendship between Mahatma Gandhi and Leo Tolstoy will be held in Moscow on Tuesday.

Indian Embassy in Russia organises Gandhi-Tolstoy exhibition on former's 150th birth anniversary

ANI | Updated: Oct 02, 2019 06:37 IST

Moscow [Russia], Oct 2 (ANI): On the occasion of the 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, Indian Embassy in Russia will organise an exhibition here on Wednesday highlighting the deep friendship between Gandhi and Leo Tolstoy and their mutual influences on each other's work and philosophy.
The exhibition, curated by renowned Gandhi scholar, Birad Yajnik, will showcase the correspondence between the two great souls of the 20th century, tracing their relationship and the impact it had on their individual journeys.
The correspondence between the two was over a period of less than a year over letters and exchange of books. Such is the significance of the exchange of these ideas that Gandhi recognises Tolstoy among the 3 most important influencers of his life along with John Ruskin and Shrimad Rajchandra (Raichand).
The exhibition juxtaposes Tolstoy's Bread Labour and Mahatma Gandhi's Satyagraha, and their understanding of Truth, Kindness and Love being the solution for this world.
The exhibition would display quotes from the collected works of Mahatma Gandhi, copies of the books that influenced the two great souls and share a timeline. (ANI)

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