"A Letter to a Hindu" (also referred to as "A Letter to a Hindoo") used to be a letter written by means of Leo Tolstoy to Tarak Nath Das in 14 December 1908. The letter was once written in keeping with letters despatched via Das, looking help from the well-known Russian writer and philosopher, for India's independence from British colonial rule. The letter used to be released within the Indian newspaper loose Hindustan. The letter brought on the younger Mohandas Gandhi to jot down to the world-famous Tolstoy to invite for suggestion and for permission to reprint the Letter in Gandhi's personal South African newspaper, Indian Opinion, in 1909. Mohandas Gandhi was once stationed in South Africa on the time and simply starting his lifelong activist profession. He then translated the letter himself, from the unique English reproduction despatched to India, into his local Gujarati.

In A Letter to a Hindu, Tolstoy argued that in basic terms during the precept of affection might the Indian humans loose themselves from colonial British rule. Tolstoy observed the legislations of affection espoused in the entire world's religions, and he argued that the person, nonviolent software of the legislation of affection within the type of protests, moves, and other kinds of peaceable resistance have been the one replacement to violent revolution. those principles finally proved to achieve success in 1947 within the fruits of the Indian Independence Movement.

In this letter, Tolstoy mentions the works of Swami Vivekananda. This letter, in addition to Tolstoy's perspectives, preaching, and his ebook the dominion of God Is inside of You, helped to shape Mohandas Gandhi's perspectives approximately nonviolent resistance.

In this letter, Tolstoy stated the Tamil Tirukkuṛaḷ because the Hindu Kural.

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