Återklang i media: Jan Myrdal i Indien

Jan Myrdal blev aktuell i indiska media när han återvände efter två år för att presentera boken han skrev efter förra besöket i januari 2010.

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Jan Myrdal tillbaka i Indien

Det finns ingen fast recept för att vända lyckan för de belägrade kommunisterna i Indien, sa Jan Myrdal när han i veckan framträdde på bokmässan Kolkata för att presentera sin egen bok, den engelska utgåvan av Red Star over India.

På vandringsstråt med djungelrebeller

Här finns ansatsen till en magnifik och smått klassisk reseskildring. En bildad radikal äldre herre reser till Indien och marscherar med den terroriststämplade gerillan i djungeln. Ömson går han själv med värkande knän, ömsom bärs han på bambubår av yngre kamrater. På natten behöver han hjälp med att komma upp och kissa. De yngre kamraterna står till hans tjänst.

Friend of Indian Maoists Jan Myrdal ends visit to India

New Delhi, Feb.14 (ANI): Jan Myrdal, the well-known communist writer and friend of Indian Maoists, concluded his visit to India on February 13th. He addressed gatherings of Maoist front organizations in Kolkata, Hyderabad, Ludhiana and Delhi during his visit between January 26 and February 13.

Heredity is not the best way to select leaders: Jan Myrdal

Eighty five-year old Swedish writer and political commentator Jan Myrdal was in India recently. Son of Nobel laureates Alva Myrdal and Gunnar Myrdal, Jan talks to Business Standard on elections, politics and the Left-wing extremism in the country

Future Of Naxalism: India Needs To Stay Alert – Analysis

The recent assessment by author Jan Myrdal that the Left-Wing extremist (Naxalite) movement in India is headed nowhere, is bound to come as a shot-in-the-arm for the Indian state. Coming from a man who has observed the movement from close quarters for a long time, and who is also known to be in close contact with several senior Naxalite leaders including its elusive general secretary Ganapathy, the assessment is as realistic as it can get. However, the fact remains that it is not ideology, but the potential to carry out violence, which sustains the movement and will do so for the foreseeable future. Accordingly, the state approach towards the threat must be predominantly oriented towards meeting the firepower of the extremists.

Discover your own model, Myrdal tells communists

KOLKATA: There is no fixed prescription to turn around the beleaguered fortunes of the Communists in India, feels Swedish author, political writer and columnist Jan Myrdal. His comment comes in the wake of huge electoral setbacks the Communists have suffered in the past three years.

'Maoist movement may end up as a bloody civil war'

NEW DELHI: Swedish author and columnist Jan Myrdal - known for his close interaction with Indian Maoists since the '80s - admits that he is unable to gauge where the radical Left movement, led by CPI (Maoist) chief Ganapathy, is headed for.

Radical Swedish author Jan Myrdal to take part in talk show in Ludhiana

BARNALA: Despite their differences, activists with leftist and ultra-Left leanings will be getting together next week to hear out eminent Swedish radical scholar and author Jan Myrdal. A trenchant critic of US imperialism, Myrdal is reaching Ludhiana on February 8 and leftists are trying to get maximum people to take part in the ru-ba-ru (interaction) with the author.