Balasubramanian, Radha

Dr Radha Balasubramanian holds a Ph.D. from Indiana University, Bloomington, IN. She is an Associate Professor of Russian Section, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, NE.

Influence of India on Leo Tolstoy and Tolstoy's Influence on India: A Study of Reciprocal Receptions
2013 0-7734-4357-6
Tolstoy’s fictional works reflect a connection with Indian religious texts even before he had actually read them. His quest to read and assimilate ancient Hindu writing earned Tolstoy great respect- even reverence – from Gandhi and other Indian intellectuals such that Tolstoy took his place as a pre-eminent writer, thinker, and sage in India. Yet, much remained unexplored in regard to Tolstoy’s relationship with India and this book addresses the gaps in that research. (From the Preface)