Sharif Gemie and Brian Ireland
The legendary land route between Western Europe and South Asia was followed by thousands of young people seeking to find themselves during the 1960s and 1970s. Some were in search of cheap drugs, while others sought out the mysticism of the East. Most looked for a freedom they felt was denied in the West. Sharif Gemie and Brian Ireland delve into the lives of these intrepid travellers, while also analysing how the hippies were depicted in films, novels and autobiographical accounts.
Aleph Book Company, 256 pages, Rs 399