Australian Yoga Journal

THE TROUBLE WITH TOURISM

RUMYA S. PUTCHA, PhD, is a scholar of postcolonial, critical race, and gender studies. She’s the author of the forthcoming book Mythical Courtesan | Modern Wife: Performance and Feminist Praxis in South Asia, and her next project is titled Namaste Nation: Commercial Yoga Industries and American Imperialism.

by a US-based yoga teacher who had visited India with his family. His account was not unlike many Western accounts of India and in the vein of what we call

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