French writer Romain Rolland
, who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1915, once wrote, "A hero is a man who does what he can."
quotes Vivekananda saying, "Know this for certain, that no great work can be done by the body one limb of which is paralysed" (Rolland 136).
Jung, Thomas Mann, Albert Einstein, Havelock Ellis and Romain Rolland
The Frenchman was Romain Rolland
and the Indian was Rabindranath Tagore.
The French novelist, playwright, biographer, essayist and musicologist Romain Rolland
was born on 29 January 1866, in Clamecy, a small town in Burgundy.
The exhibition, which has been on at the Galerie Romain Rolland
, Alliance Francaise de Delhi, Lodhi Estate, since October 26, will conclude on October 31 (Wednesday).
The entire beachfront is dotted with heritage buildings, starting with Le Cafe (now occupied by the Department of Excise and Customs), the French consulate, the massive Raj Niwas which is a blend of French and Indian architecture, the Romain Rolland
Library and you finish at Aurobindo Ashram.
In the essays, musicologists, historians, art historians, musicians, and scholars of French studies from North America and Europe consider how the press, new technologies at the Paris World's Fair, and Debussy's Pelleas et Melisande influenced French musical identity; how composers and critics such as d'Indy, Romain Rolland
, Zola, Dubois, and Ropartz reflected politics in their works and writings; the influence of religious education, spirituality, and exoticism on individuals like Gaugin and Jolivet; and the role of regional identities.
With this essay, followed immediately by a discussion of Romain Rolland
's Jean Christophe, this 'basic conflict' moves into the centre of what seems to become a grand narrative of European history.
This article would not be complete without mention of the most famous, yet probably least readable of the 1,600 or so novels about musicians: Romain Rolland