ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846


Seeing Like an Indian Generic Pharmaceutical Company

After 2010, two Indian generic companies started local plants in South Africa, attempted to partake in the morally loaded politics of antiretroviral therapy, and complied with broader affirmative action policies there. This article analyses a variety of sources and tries to lay bare the nexus between drug manufacturers, the state, and civil society organisations and tries to contextualise them in the anthropological theories of public health and humanitarian aid.

Meeting the AIDS Challenge

Challenge AIDS in Asia: The Challenge Ahead edited by Jai P Narain; Sage Publications, New Delhi, 2004; pp 395, Rs 295 (paperback).

Masculine Identity, Workers and HIV/AIDS

Marginalised groups, living in economically unstable/ disadvantageous social settings have been particularly vulnerable to HIV/AID infection. This study of one such vulnerable group, workers in Wazirpur Industrial Area (WPIA), New Delhi, highlights the socio-economic context of HIV transmission among the unorganised workforce. Arguing that social identities are important determines of sexual behaviour, the study examines the ways in which workers construct their social identity within their given working and living conditions of WPIA.

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