By Gita Mehta
Someday within the Nineteen Sixties, the West followed India as its most modern religious inn. the following an individual knew, the Beatles have been squatting on the toes of the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. Expatriate hippies have been turning on whole villages to the pleasures of workforce intercourse and I.V. drug use. And Indians who have been familiar with incomes enlightenment the old school method have been discovering that the viewers sought after their Nirvana now -- and that lots of local experts have been prepared to convey it.
No one has saw the West's invasion of India extra astutely than Gita Mehta. In Karma Cola the acclaimed novelist trains an unblinking journalistic eye on jaded sadhus and beatific acid burnouts, the Bhagwan and Allen Ginsberg, guilt-tripping English ladies and a guru who teaches gullible travelers tips to view their prior incarnations. Brilliantly irreverent, hilarious, sobering, and clever, Mehta's booklet is the definitive epitaph for the period of religious tourism and all its casualties -- either jap and Western.
About the author
Gita Mehta (born in 1943) is an Indian author, who was once born in Delhi in recognized Oriya relations of freedom combatants. She is the daughter of Biju Patnaik, an Indian independence activist, who was once appointed the manager Minister in post-independence Orissa. even though being the spouse of Sonny Mehta, head of the Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. a world publishing apartment, retains her in shut organization with humans from an identical fraternity, she has emerged a author in her personal correct. Her works were translated into as many as 21 languages and feature seemed at the bestseller lists in Europe, US and India. the topic of either her fiction and non-fiction is India: its tradition and heritage, and the Western conception of the rustic. Her works depict India noticeable from her journalistic and political background.
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