AIDS Sutra: Untold Stories from India

AIDS Sutra: Untold Stories from India

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by Amartyá Sen
     
 

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ISBN-10: 030745472X

ISBN-13: 9780307454720

Pub. Date: 10/14/2008

Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

In this groundbreaking anthology, sixteen renowned writers tell the hidden story of the AIDS crisis, illuminating the complex nature of one of the major problems facing the developing world. India is home to almost 3 million HIV cases, but AIDS is still stigmatized and shrouded in denial. Discrimination against HIV-affected individuals in hospitals, schools, and

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In this groundbreaking anthology, sixteen renowned writers tell the hidden story of the AIDS crisis, illuminating the complex nature of one of the major problems facing the developing world. India is home to almost 3 million HIV cases, but AIDS is still stigmatized and shrouded in denial. Discrimination against HIV-affected individuals in hospitals, schools, and even among families is common, just as discussion about HIV and participation in prevention or treatment programs are not. In this riveting book, sixteen of India's most well-known writers go on the road to uncover the reality of AIDS in India and tell the human stories behind the epidemic.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. Eye-opening, hard-hitting, and moving, AIDS Sutra presents a side of India rarely seen before.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307454720
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/14/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
5.22(w) x 7.86(h) x 0.72(d)

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION Bill And Melinda Gates

FOREWORD Amartya Sen

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

THE DAUGHTERS OF YELLAMMA William Dalrymple

WHEN AIDS CAME HOME Shobhaa De

HEALING Amit Chaudhuri

A POEM ABOUT AIDS Vikram Seth

THE LAST OF THE USTAADS Aman Sethi

LOVE IN THE TIME OF POSITIVES Nalini Jones

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