India is undoubtedly the country that has most fascinated André Malraux (1901-1976) throughout his existence, strengthen his reflection on art and on the philosophy of history. He said: "I have given significant interest to the metaphysical thought of India". This is particularly true in many pages of The Metamorphosis of the Gods and in his works on Indian sculpture. An early anti-colonialist, Malraux was enthusiastic about the non-violent uprising of Gandhi which enabled India to free itself from the British hold and about establishing close collaboration with Jawaharlal Nehru to whom he paid tribute in his Anti-Memoirs.
Writer, former radio producer at France Culture, Olivier Germain-Thomas, who met Malraux in early 1970s, has dedicated many books to India.