Source: Lala Lajpat Rai: Writings and Speeches, Volume One, 1888-1919, ed. by Vijaya Chandra Joshi (Delhi: University Publishers, 1966), pp. 1-25. "The 'Open Letters' originally appeared in the Urdu weekly Koh-Noor of Lahore. These were translated into English shortly before the Allahabad Session of the Indian National Congress in 1888 which was attended by Lala Lajpat Rai. At the suggestion of Allan Octavian Hume the 'Open Letters' were reproduced in a pamphlet" (Joshi, p.1). Typographicsl errors have been fixed, and punctuation adjusted in some cases for clarity. Some very long paragraphs have been broken up for convenience in reading. All editorial annotations in square brackets are by FWP; in this regard I am greatly indebted to V. C. Joshi's footnotes.

Open Letters to
Sir Syed Ahmed Khan (1888)

by *Lala Lajpat Rai* (1865-1928)

*Letter One*

*Letter Two*

*Letter Three*

*Letter Four*

*more on Sir Sayyid and his views*

*"Young India: the Nationalist Movement" (1916) by Lala Lajpat Rai*

*"The Hindu-Muslim Problem" (1924) by Lala Lajpat Rai*

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