ISBN 9789350290941,Karma Sutra: Adventures Of A Street Bum

Karma Sutra: Adventures Of A Street Bum



Harpercollins India Publishers Ltd.

Publication Year 2012

ISBN 9789350290941

ISBN-10 9350290944


Number of Pages 226 Pages
Language (English)

Autobiography: arts & entertainment

Karma Sutra is a powerful document of the Indian street - a journey into the murky urban underbelly. It tells the stories of those who live on - and off - the street, an amazing cast of characters that includes sex workers, bar girls, hijras, Devadasis, drug addicts, runaways, migrants, hustlers, the homeless, the dying, the abandoned. Pulsating with raw realism and energy, the book tells gripping, heroic stories of heartbreak and hope, of exploitation and the will to survive. The stories echo the vibrance of George Orwell's classic description of poverty and low-life in Down and Out in Paris and London, so that one can actually smell and feel the street, and all its risks and dangers. About the Author Rajendar Menen, a journalist who has pounded Mumbai's streets fearlessly for many years as part of his work on HIV AIDS, often walking on the wild side, sometimes on a razor's edge, leaves no stone unturned - and no eye dry - as he talks to those fighting for their daily survival. In doing so, he opens the window on an India less examined.