Why do you think American hippies and British “freaks” were attracted to aspects of Eastern spirituality? •

Create individual blog entries that address the relationship between the Western counterculture and India. Must post one entrie for this project: the first, which must be at least 250 words, should be derived from one or more of the following questions. Feel free to draw from the listening, reading, and video assignments, but these posts should reflect your own critical assessment of the topic—in other words, treat the following questions as prompts for a stimulating and well-informed discussion.

Why do you think American hippies and British “freaks” were attracted to aspects of Eastern spirituality?

In what ways did Indian classical music contribute to the development of psychedelic rock that can still be heard in more recent musical styles?

From your perspective, what marks the distinction between the appropriation and exploitation of a cultural practice?

 

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