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AIDS Sutra : untold stories from India / foreword by Amartya Sen ; introduction by Bill and Melinda Gates ; photographs by Prashant Panjir ; edited by Negar Akhavi
Bib ID 4545000
Format BookBook
Description New York : Anchor Books, c2008 
x, 334 p. : ill. ; 21 cm. 
ISBN 9780307454720
Summary

"India is home to almost three million HIV cases, but AIDS is still stigmatized and shrouded in denial. It is stigma that leads to discrimination against HIV positive people in hospitals, schools, and even among families. Most importantly stigma fuels the belief that HIV is not our disease, but a disease of the other."

"In this anthology some of India's best-known writers go on the road to tell the human stories behind the Indian epidemic and get to know this other: Kiran Desai travels to the coast of Andhra Pradesh, where the sex workers are considered the most desirable; Salman Rushdie meets members of Mumbai's transgender community; William Dalrymple encounters the devadasis, women who have been "married" to a temple goddess and thus are deemed acceptable for transactional sex. These writers travel the country to talk to housewives, vigilantes, gay men living double lives, police, and sex workers. Together their stories make up a complex - and gripping - picture of AIDS in India: who it's affecting, how, and why. Eye-opening, hard-hitting, and moving, AIDS Sutra presents a side of India rarely seen before."--BOOK JACKET.

Full contents
  • Mr x versus hospital y / Nikita Lalwani
  • Night claims the Godavari / Kiran Desai
  • Hello, darling / Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi
  • Maarne ka, bhagane ka / Sonia Faleiro
  • At stake, the body / C.S. Lakshmi
  • The half-woman god / Salman Rushdie
  • - Bhoot ki kahaanian / Jaspreet Singh
  • Return to Sonagachhi / Sunil Gangopadhyay
  • Nowhere to call home / Mukul Kesavan
  • The lost generation of Manipur / Siddhartha Deb
 
Subjects AIDS (Disease) -- India -- Literary collections.  |  Indic prose literature (English) -- 21st century.
Other authors/contributors Akhavi, Negar

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