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September 2, 2012 9:19 AM Subscribe
Bookfilter: Please help me re-find a book about the effects of "spiritual tourism" on 1970s India.
posted by eric1halfb to Society & Culture (2 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
A few months back I came across a book about India in the 1970s and the effect of the many young American tourists in search of gurus/spiritual enlightenment. My vague memories tell me that it was written during the time period it describes, by a woman, an Indian, and that it was described as "scathing" or something similar. I also seem to remember that it was fairly well known. I've done a number of keyword searches on Amazon and even chased "Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought" lists down the rabbit hole several times.
I should have written down the title the first time I saw it, but I didn't. Please help.
Suggestions for books about similar subjects also welcome. Thanks!