About the Book
The account is a political analysis of the ‘greatest internal security threat’ to the nation. After forty four years of the spring thunder the Naxalite movement haunts the status quo. It, despite many difficulties, doesn’t go into the oblivion, rather comes back and tries to uphold it’s alternative social structure and politics. The author Jan Myrdal after spending a fortnight among the protagonists of Jantana Sarkar, questions the military solution as the panacea of all ‘evils’. He, on the contrary traces back to history and testifies what the Maoists are upholding todayjustice, equality and liberty- the forgotten chapters of the Indian freedom movement in general and various government resolutions in particular.
The author Jan Myrdal (born 19 July 1927 in Bromma, Stockholm) is a Swedish author, leftist-political writer and columnist. He is an honorary doctor of literature at Upsala College in New Jersey, USA, and a Ph.D. at Nankai University in Tianjin in China.
A Personal Note
A Note on the Present Civil War in India
Back to India
Raising the Questions
A Further Digression on Principles
What Independence ?
A Note on Split Version
Singing the Poetry of the People
On the Politics of Infirmity and Cultural Specificity
In the Camp
The Standing Wave!
Leaving the Guerrilla Zone
The Negative Possibility