Awards: Nobel Prize in Literature in
Born: 29/01/1866 in Clamecy,Nivre,Central
Died: 30/12/1944 in Vezelay, a Hill town in
First studied Philosophy but stifled by the
Orthodoxy, switched to History and secured a Degree in 1889.
Milestones: First book published in 1902;
was a life long pacifist and was influenced by Gandhi,Tagore,
Vivekananda and Vedanta philosophy. In 1935, went on a voyage to
Moscow at the invitation of Maxim Gorky. He returned home in 1937.
During the Second World War, when France was under German occupation,
Romain Rolland was in complete isolation and voluntarily cut himself
off from the outside world.
Major Influence: The two years, Romain
Rolland spent in Rome, he came in contact with and was
influenced by Nietzsche,Wagner.
(The Enchanted Soul)
Rolland's Books below