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The boatman : an Indian love story /

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Shelf Location Collection Volume Ref. Branch Status Due Date Res.
B 915.4/BUR
Biography   Braidwood . . Available .  
. Catalogue Record 19956422 ItemInfo Beginning of record . Catalogue Record 19956422 ItemInfo Top of page .
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ISBN 9781921924804
Author Burbidge, John, 1949- author.
Title The boatman : an Indian love story /
Publication Melbourne, Vic.: Transit Lounge, 2015.
©2014
Physical description 270 pages ; 24 cm.
Notes "First published in a different version by Yoda Press, New Delhi 2014"--Title page verso.
Summary The six years John Burbidge spent in India as a community development worker changed him in many ways, but one stands out from all the rest. It led him to confront a deeply personal secret-his attraction to his own sex. After taking the plunge with masseurs on a Bombay beach, he found himself on a rollercoaster ride of sexual adventuring. A complicating factor in his journey of self-discovery was the tightly knit community in which he lived and worked, with its highly regimented schedule and minimal privacy that forced him to live a double life. Written with passion, integrity and humour, The Boatman is packed with incident, anecdote, adventure and above all, real and memorable people. Burbidge takes hold of India as few have done before, deftly interweaving the search for selfhood with an intimate exploration of Indian life and society. His story shows us how, when we dare to immerse ourselves in a culture radically different from our own, we may discover parts of ourselves we never knew existed.
Subject Burbidge, John, 1949-
Gay men. --India. --Biography.
Australians. --India. --Biography.
Homosexuality. --India. --Biography.
India. --Description and travel.
India. --Social life and customs.
Genre LGBT+ Collection
Shelf Location B 915.4/BUR
Catalogue Information 19956422 Beginning of record . Catalogue Information 19956422 Top of page .