8th May, 1910
Just now I have received your letter and your book, Indian Home Rule. I have read your book with great interest, because I think the question you have therein dealt with is important not only for Indians, but for the whole of Mankind.
I cannot find your first letter, but by discovering your biography by Doke, I happen to know you through that biography which gripped me and it gave a chance to know and understand you better.
I am not very well at present. So I am unable to write to you on all the questions which are interconnected with your book and also with your activities in general, which I value much. But I shall write to you as soon as I recover. Your friend and brother,
Tolstoy & Gandhi, p. 67