We have always known that some Indian composers have been 'inspired' by foreign tunes.
The reverse hasn't been heard about. It turns out that in the late (nineteen) fifties and
early (nineteen) sixties, Greeks were 'inspired' by hundreds of Indian film songs.
first the actual Indian song, and then the
Greek song 'inspired' by it. In the Greek songs,generally, the instrumental part is clearly
Greek,; sometimes the whole song is the inspiration and sometimes part of it. These are all
songs identified as being 'inspired.'