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AIDS Sutra: Untold Stories from India
AIDS Sutra: Untold Stories from India Akhavi, Negar 030745472X 9780307454720 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
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AIDS Sutra: Untold Stories from India by Akhavi, Negar

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. Inthis riveting book, sixteen of Indias 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 Mumbais 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 Sutrapresents a side of India rarely seen before.

Author: Akhavi, Negar

Language: English

Edition: 1St Edition

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 352

Publisher: Anchor

Publication Date: 2008-10-14

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ISBN: 030745472X


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