UPDATE: Satyadeep Satya took the fun out of this story completely by showing that the “War & Peace” book was not the one by Tolstoy but “War & Peace in Junglemahal” by Indian journalist Biswajit Roy.
A man was called before the high court in Mumbai to defend why he had Tolstoy’s “War & Peace” in his home–what the judge called ‘a book about war in another country’. The prosecutor found it incriminating evidence along with other books & CDs because “The title itself suggests it has something against the state.”

One man on Twitter responded: “Most people have War & Peace in their homes because they have been trying to finish it for 10 years.” I myself have been trying for over 50 years.