Nate Rabe in Scroll.in:
Bob Dylan, unlike many of his contemporaries, seems to never have been drawn to India. There were no pilgrimages to Rishikesh, no gurus, no lost years by the Ganga and, to date, I’ve not detected any Hindustani musical influence in his music.
Dylan was far more curious and thirsty for the deep folk roots of Appalachia, Scotland, Mexico and England. Though he had an enduring and close friendship with the most “Indian” of the Beatles, George Harrison, chappatis and ragas were sadly not one their shared interests.
And yet, though the Bobster never ventured to South Asian shores, he has no lack of fans and interpreters on or from the subcontinent.