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AIDS Sutra by Salman Rushdie
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Jun 07, 2011

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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 more to their stories than a few interviews plus some statistics! Additionally, I was disappointed that there were no stories from the perspective of people who are positive, leaving a voyeristic/journalistic, aftertaste. Also...I'm not a big fan of the Gates Foundation...Still, I salute the authors who participated and recognize that ANY work in this area in India will get conversations started! I am grateful for that.

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