ROLLAND, Romain. Clamecy, Nièvre 29.1.1866 — Vézelay 30.12.1944. French author interested in Indian Thought, Personal Friend of Gandhi and Tagore. Also a firm Catholic. Studies at École Normale Supérieure, worked as teacher until 1912, then free author. Wrote novels, short stories, dramas and essays. Nobel Prize of Literature 1915. Married 1892 Clothilde Bréal (d. 1901), daughter of Michel Bréal.
Publications: Mahatma Gandhi. 1924, rev. ed. 208 p. P. 1930, also transl. into English; Essai sur la mystique et l’action de l’Inde vivante. 1. La vie de Ramakrishna. 314 p. 2. La vie de Vivekananda. 188 p. P. 1929-30.
– Much unrelated.
Sources: R. Lardinois, D.O.L.F. 836f.; Wikipedia with photos and further references
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