Jan Myrdal meeting Chairman Mao in 1967, Photo: FLT-PICA/Scanpix
Swede accused of maoist sympathies

Jan Myrdal may be banned from India

The Press Trust of India reports that the Indian government is considering banning visits by a well-known Swedish writer because of his political sympathies.

The Home Ministry says Jan Myrdal, son of the Nobel Prize laureates Gunnar and Alva Myrdal, is a Maoist sympathizer, and claims the 85-year-old author attended Naxalite Communist conferences around India earlier this year.

Myrdal first came to prominence with his book “Report from a Chinese Village”, in 1963, which took a favorable look at Maoist China.

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