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Beginning in the late '60s, hundreds of thousands of Westerners descended upon India, disciples of a cultural revolution that proclaimed that the magic and mystery missing from their lives was to be found in the East. An Indian writer who has also lived in England and the United States, Gita Mehta was ideally placed to observe the spectacle of European and American "pilgrims" interacting with their hosts. When she finally recorded her razor sharp observations in Karma Cola, the book became an instant classic for ...
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London 1990 Soft Cover First Thus Good+ 8vo-over 7?"-9?" tall. Pictorial card covers, 201pp. General rubbing, creasing, chipping to edges of covers, inside has tanning to page ... edges else square & tight. An excellent collection of essays about India and the impact of westerners 'seeking enlightenment', Indians exploiting this, and all from the POV of a very educated Indian female writer. This is every bit as good as Hunter S Thompson or Tom Wolfe. Read more Show Less

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07/05/1990 Paperback Good Pages frayed at front **SHIPPED FROM UK** We believe you will be completely satisfied with our quick and reliable service. All orders are dispatched ... as swiftly as possible! Buy with confidence! *****PLEASE NOTE: This item is shipping from an authorized seller in Europe. In the event that a return is necessary, you will be able to return your item within the US. To learn more about our European sellers and policies see the BookQuest FAQ section***** Read more Show Less

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Beginning in the late '60s, hundreds of thousands of Westerners descended upon India, disciples of a cultural revolution that proclaimed that the magic and mystery missing from their lives was to be found in the East. An Indian writer who has also lived in England and the United States, Gita Mehta was ideally placed to observe the spectacle of European and American "pilgrims" interacting with their hosts. When she finally recorded her razor sharp observations in Karma Cola, the book became an instant classic for describing, in merciless detail, what happens when the traditions of an ancient and longlived society are turned into commodities and sold to those who don't understand them.

In the dazzling prose that has become her trademark, Mehta skewers the entire Spectrum of seekers: The Beatles, homeless students, Hollywood rich kids in detox, British guilt-trippers, and more. In doing so, she also reveals the devastating byproducts that the Westerners brought to the villages of rural lndia -- high anxiety and drug addiction among them.

Brilliantly irreverent, Karma Cola displays Gita Mehta's gift for weaving old and new, common and bizarre, history and current events into a seamless and colorful narrative that is at once witty, shocking, and poignant.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780749390693
  • Publisher: Knopf Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 8/4/1997
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 5.08 (w) x 7.80 (h) x 0.59 (d)

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