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Publisher: Vintage Digital (September 15, 2009)
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India is domestic to nearly 3 million HIV situations. yet AIDS continues to be a ailment stigmatized and shrouded in denial. it really is stigma that forestalls humans from overtly discussing the evidence round HIV, and retains them from getting therapy. Stigma results in discrimination opposed to HIV confident humans in hospitals, colleges or even between households. during this ground-breaking anthology, 16 of India's famous writers cross at the highway to inform the human tale at the back of the epidemic. William Dalrymple meets the devadasis ('temple women'), lots of whom became sufferers of HIV; Kiran Desai travels to the coast of Andhra the place the intercourse staff are thought of the main fascinating and Salman Rushdie spends an afternoon with Mumbai's transgenders. those writers trip the rustic to speak to housewives, vigilantes, homosexuals, police and sex-workers and jointly they bring about a fancy and gripping photo of AIDS in India: who it truly is affecting, how and why.Eye-opening, hard-hitting and relocating, AIDS Sutra will convey you a facet to India hardly obvious before.This anthology was once produced in collaboration with Avahan, the India AIDS Initiative of the invoice and Melinda Gates beginning. Proceeds might be used to help courses for kids stricken by HIV in India.