Even the victories of the sword are celebrated by the power of the pen. Then battle of Ramayana would have been forgotten but for Valmiki’s pen, that wrote the Ramayana. Who Would have remembered the Mahabharata, if there had been no epic of Mahabharata? The Trojan War is remembered today, because of poem Odyssey. Even Ordinary Wars are remembered by posterity because the historian’s pen for its fame. Then pen carries the sword on its shoulders.
In the war, the most dangerous bombardment is the leaflet raid. The enemy aeroplanes throw printed papers in a propaganda campaign. In Hitler’s Germany, death was the punishment for picking up and reading a paper dropped by a British aero plane. Surely they were afraid of this writing than of the atom bombs.
Great men of the World have been famous writers. Gandhi ji, Nehru, Churchill, Hitler-to name only a few- are great men of letters