India Psychedelic: The Story of Rocking Generation

Sku: 9789350298374

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  • ISBN: 9789350298374
  • Author: Bhatia Sidharth
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • Pages: 164
  • Format: Hardback

Book Description

The never-before-told story of the rock music scene in India of the 1960s and '70s

India in the 1960s and early 1970s: a nation of perennial shortages. Into the staid and conservative landscape come floating in the sounds of 'Love love me do'. Four young boys from Liverpool in 1962 set off a storm that swept teenagers in every remote corner of the world. In socialistic India too youngsters put on their dancing shoes to groove to this new sound so different from anything they had heard till then. Some grew their hair put on their bell-bottoms and picked up their guitars and the Indian pop and rock revolution was born. But it was not just the music that was important.As Sidharth Bhatia's colourful and incisive book tells us it was an attempt by a new post-independence generation - midnight's children - to assert their own voice. Theirs was a voyage of self-discovery as they set out to seek freedom and liberation from older attitudes and values. At the end of this era nothing - politics society and fashion - would ever be the same again.

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