India is home to almost three million HIV cases. But AIDS is still a disease stigmatised and shrouded in denial. It is stigma that prevents people from openly discussing the facts around HIV, and keeps them from getting treatment.
Stigma leads to discrimination against HIV positive people in hospitals, schools and even among families. In this ground-breaking anthology, sixteen of India's well-known writers go on the road to tell the human story behind the epidemic. William Dalrymple meets the devadasis ('temple women'), many of whom have become victims of HIV; Kiran Desai travels to the coast of Andhra where the sex workers are considered the most desirable and Salman Rushdie spends a day with Mumbai's trans-genders.
These writers travel the country to talk to housewives, vigilantes, homosexuals, police and sex-workers and together they create a complex and gripping picture of AIDS in India: who it is affecting, how and why.
Eye-opening, hard-hitting and moving, AIDS Sutra will show you a side to India rarely seen before. This anthology was produced in collaboration with Avahan, the India AIDS Initiative of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Proceeds will be used to support programs for children affected by HIV in India.
|Mr X Versus Hospital Y||p. 17|
|Night Claims the Godavari||p. 37|
|Hello, Darling||p. 57|
|Maarne Ka, Bhagane Ka||p. 77|
|At Stake, the Body||p. 99|
|The Half-Woman God||p. 107|
|Bhoot Ki Kahaanian||p. 119|
|Return to Sonagachhi||p. 155|
|Nowhere to Call Home||p. 177|
|The Lost Generation of Manipur||p. 197|
|The Daughters of Yellamma||p. 217|
|When AIDS Came Home||p. 243|
|A Poem About AIDS||p. 279|
|The Last of the Ustaads||p. 287|
|Love in the Time of Positives||p. 311|
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Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 340
Published: 1st September 2008
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 13.2 x 3.2
Weight (kg): 0.336