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Author Dube, Siddharth, 1961- author
Title No one else
An indefinite sentence [ebook] : a personal history of outlawed love and sex / Siddharth Dube
Published New York : Atria Books, [2019]
Copyright ©2015
Descript 1 online resource (374 pages) : illustrations
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Note "Originally published in India in 2015 by HarperCollins Publishers India Limited as No One Else."
Summary A revelatory memoir about sex, oppression, and the universal struggle for justice. From his time as a child in 1960s India, Siddharth Dube knew that he was different. Reckoning with his femininity and sexuality'and his intellect'would send him on a lifelong journey of discovery: from Harvard classrooms to unsafe cruising sites; from ivory-tower think-tanks to shantytowns; from halls of power at the UN and World Bank to jail cells where sexual outcasts are brutalized. Coming of age in the earliest days of AIDS, Dube was at the frontlines when that disease made rights for gay men and for sex workers a matter of basic survival, pushing to decriminalize same-sex relations and sex work in India, both similarly outlawed under laws dating back to British colonial rule. He became a trenchant critic of the United States' imposition of its cruel anti-prostitution policies on developing countries'an effort legitimized by leading American feminists and would-be do-gooders'warning that this was a 21st century replay of the moralistic Victorian-era campaigns that had spawned endless persecution of countless women, men, and trans individuals the world over. Profound, ferocious, and luminously written, An Indefinite Sentence is both a personal and political journey, weaving Dube's own quest for love and self-respect with unforgettable portrayals of the struggles of some of the world's most oppressed people, those reviled and cast out for their sexuality. Informed by a lifetime of scholarship and introspection, it is essential reading on the global debates over sexuality, gender expression, and of securing human rights and social justice in a world distorted by inequality and right-wing ascendancy
Subject Dube, Siddharth, 1961-
Gays -- India -- Biography
Gay rights -- India
Prostitutes -- Civil rights -- India
Prostitutes -- Health and hygiene -- India
AIDS (Disease) -- India
AIDS (Disease)
Gay rights.
Gays.
Prostitutes -- Civil rights.
Prostitutes -- Health and hygiene.
India.
Electronic books
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Alt Author OverDrive, Inc
ISBN 150115849X
9781501158490

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