Unwind My lord, War and Peace is worth reading Updated : August 29, 2019 05:17 PM IST The Bombay High Court has asked Vernon Gonsalves, an accused in the Bhima Koregaon case, to explain why he kept “objectionable material” such as a copy of Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace at home. War and Peace is noteworthy for another reason: it’s one of those books that most people have never read or finished, despite having a yellowing copy on their shelves for ages. Tolstoy’s incomparable ability to capture even the smallest moments in the lives of his characters, and their responses to them, is what makes War and Peace memorable and universally relatable. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.