186th Birthday of Novelist Leo Tolstoy!

All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love – Leo Tolstoy

Had he been here today, the world would have wished him a happy 186th birthday! Thanks to Google Doodle who took us back to the memory lane of 1860s. That was the year when Leo Tolstoy, the Russian Author’s first novel ‘War and Peace’ was published. A famous fiction writer that he was, his novels were known to be complex to read, however admired by the readers!


Those who witnessed this era were lucky, while those who could not, like us, should be thanking the movie adaptations from his novels. Tolstoy’s novel Anna Karenina is one such book which has been adapted not less than 12 times in the form of cinema. His very first published work was his journal, a sketchbook namely, ‘The Contemporary’. Marking his first work was his autobiographical story called, ‘Childhood’.


True life is lived when tiny changes occur, he said. And the gradual changes that took place in his life from working for the Army to becoming a worldly known Author compliments the quotation at its best!