In the 1960s and 1970s thousands of hippies journeyed East to India in search of enlightenment or some spiritual experience.Some Indian peasants assumed that a severe drought in the West was the reason for their migration! Most moved back to their home countries after a few months or years, but others stayed for good. Hippie Masala is a portrait of Western expatriates: Robert from Holland, a gifted painter, lives with his wife and young children. Meera, a hermit, seeks enlightenment on her own, while Cesare, an Italian, strives for liberation through yoga. Hanspeter, orginally from Switzerland, runs a small farm in the Himalayas. Erica and Gillian, South African twins, sew hippie handicrafts by day and party tirelessly at night.
All, in the end, embraced this land of ancient traditions and transcendent pleasures as their own. Hippie Masala is a fascinating chronicle about aging flower children who, after fleeing Western civilization, found a new way of life in India.
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