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AIDS Sutra: Untold Stories from India By Salman Rushdie Siddhartha Deb Kiran Desai Nikita Lalwani Vikram Seth Nalini Jones Aman Sethi Sunil Gangopadhyay,

  • Title: AIDS Sutra: Untold Stories from India
  • Author: Salman Rushdie Siddhartha Deb Kiran Desai Nikita Lalwani Vikram Seth Nalini Jones Aman Sethi Sunil Gangopadhyay
  • ISBN: 9780307454720
  • Page: 387
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 amongIn 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.
    AIDS Sutra Untold Stories from India 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 h

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    1. Liked the book but my expectations were a little higher Some of the stories could have been narrated better, from the perspective of the people living with a positive status A deeper insight, I felt, was missing I enjoyed the stories by Kiran Desai, Nalini Jones, William Dalrymple and Siddhartha Deb A poem by Vikram Seth in the book is heart rending Overall it is a good book and kudos to the authors who have contributed their time and talent for a noble cause.

    2. Something everyone must read, speaks to the margins of society, the ethics of medicine, and the truly hypnotic hope of the diseased and the living Some of the pieces don t hold Some of them are blinding Some of them make you cringe And some of them leave you with a whistling devastation.

    3. They say Truth is powerful AIDS Sutra, an anthology of stories about HIV AIDS problem in India, is definitely one of the most powerful work I have read The stories written by some of India s best novelists throw a light on the untold and most detested public health problem, which has been denied for too long This collection of stories covers all the aspects of HIV AIDS The prostitutes both male and female, Devdasis, MSMs, transgenders, married couple with HIV, children of HIV positive parents an [...]

    4. When I was in high school, I read a National Geographic article about HIV AIDS in India The article focused primarily on the sex industry, and I was horrified at the lack of education among the population, as well as the poverty and refusal for government intervention that forced people into such dangerous circumstances Today 15 years later , there are over 3 million people in India with HIV, but still the secrecy and denial about the disease plagues the nation This anthology contains 16 essays [...]

    5. This is a gripping anthology of poignant tales of real life people Harrowing traditions, filthy occupations, restlessness and then HIV AIDS The stories told thru some of the most well known names in Indian writing leaves you with heavy sighs These are not some tailored heros or heroines They are real people trying to survive the stigma and live thru the dreaded disease I was disgusted and appalled learning so much about sex workers and their conundrum health and ethics vs occupational hazards Th [...]

    6. AIDS SUTRA is a collection of short stories based on real life people who are affected by HIV and AIDS These stories are narrated by 16 new and established Indian writers who visit the vulnerable communities Sex workers, Truck Drivers, Homosexuals and Eunuchs to gather stories about Aids Each story provides insights into an India about which we don t know much or choose to ignore I was particularly moved by the stories of Jaspreet Singh where he visits children affected by AIDS, Shobha De who re [...]

    7. I have mixed feelings about the book, on the basis of how much I liked or disliked each essay they range from empathetic, to bougie, to voyeuristic, to exalting I think the essays would be much better if written by people with HIV, rather than speaking on behalf of them or sharing stories about them sharing their words is important, but there s a key element missing, and I feel like that missing element is voice further, I feel like it s fetishistic that bill and melinda gates picked this partic [...]

    8. AIDS SUTRA is a series of essays that describe how AIDS is being transmitted in India and how that relates to culture Sex work is common and the book presented it as having a kind of blue collar dignity to it working with the body, just as others do athletes, farmworkers, haulers Sacred prostitution has become corrupt There are prostitutes who are proud their lineage goes back to royal courtesans, etc Sad stories of girls kidnapped, sold by their parents, all sorts of examples of how devalued wo [...]

    9. Nice collections from stories from some well known authors I enjoyed many authors descriptions of their travels and interviews with people either at risk or HIV positive However, I felt that many authors never got deep enough in their analysis I was particularly disappointed in Rushdie s description of hijras, MSMs Men who have Sex with Men , etc There s SO much to their stories than a few interviews plus some statistics Additionally, I was disappointed that there were no stories from the persp [...]

    10. Great eclectic anthology I found all of the stories so interesting, but I especially liked those written by Sunil Gangopadhyay, Nalini Jones, William Dalrymple, and Aman Sethi Sethi s The Last of the Ustaads was tied with Gangopadhyay s Return to Sonagachhi for my favorite spoiler Was anyone else shocked by Shohaa De s story, When AIDS Came Home, on pg 249 how the Dr called HER and told HER the news vs telling the patient privately and directly Wow I see that India must not have something like o [...]

    11. This book is a collection of short stories by well known authors on real HIV effected people It talks about the prejudices they go through and the initiatives that have been taken to uplift these people I took this book thinking of Fictional stories from some of my faviorite authors but it turned out to be non fiction mentioned a lot of economical facts medical state of the country The book is a great effort from a social point of view, but non fiction is clearly not my cup of tea Read it if you [...]

    12. its a beautiful anthology about a painful reality with experiences of those who are living and had lived with HIV AIDS I particularly liked Rushdie s unexpected peek a boo humour that was entirely unexpected yet totally welcomed by this reader Nalini Jones writing struck a chord and Jaspreet Singh made me cry in silence I request people to read this book simply because it truly deserves to be read for the harrowing reality that it presents and the aesthetics of the text as well.

    13. A must read for anyone who is human Some of the stories make you view life from a different perspective, while some of course are downright depressing However, the positive stories far outnumber the negative ones Helps you to see HIV positive people as people first So I think the aim of the book is achieved.

    14. its a beautiful and haunting tale of marginalisation, to give voice to the voiceless is a very noble thing and the authors dont disappoint, they sieve through the indian society and how it treats its most vulnerbale and how fragile the system actually is and the heroism of some of the women and children are shown through.

    15. This is an incredibly fascinating collection of nonfiction about the AIDS epidemic in India nominally anyway With a few exceptions here and there, this book is about the lives of Indian prostitutes from every corner of the country, and the stories of these women and men are told with honesty and respect It s inspiring and heartbreaking and I can barely put it down.

    16. I think my favorite thing about this book was how much I learned about India These are the kind of stories they don t make movies about and you wont catch Oprah s book club discussing Naturally some of the essay s are better written than others but on the whole I really enjoyed it Some of the photography in there is also quite special.

    17. Three and a half like most anthologies, it had it was inconsistent in its strengths Some stories were really inspiring and well written, others I found condescending towards HIV victims and not furthering the idea of showing a diverse set of HIV positive people in India.

    18. A book that leaves a powerful impact Some of the stories you just can t help it but to shed tears I will have to admit that after reading this powerful anthology, I began to understand about HIV AIDS.

    19. It was an eye opener Amartya Sen s preface is very appealing The work done by the 14 authors is commendable Must read if you like books on contemporary topics of interest and concern.

    20. I love the personal stories captured by Indian authors Very powerfulReady to get on a plane back to India

    21. Heavy read that leaves you with a heavier heart Maybe not the book to finish reading at 1am before going to sleep.

    22. Interesting and thought provoking series of interviews by various authors about AIDS HIV in India s most susceptable communities.

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