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The Resource The boatman : an Indian love story, John Burbidge

The boatman : an Indian love story, John Burbidge

Label
The boatman : an Indian love story
Title
The boatman
Title remainder
an Indian love story
Statement of responsibility
John Burbidge
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10446549
Cataloging source
NOV
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
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Burbidge, John
Dewey number
915.4
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Burbidge, John
  • Burbidge, John
  • Gay men
  • Homosexuality
  • Australians
  • India
  • India
Target audience
adult
Label
The boatman : an Indian love story, John Burbidge
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"First published in a different version by Yoda Press, New Delhi 2014"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000054268678
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
270 pages
Isbn
9781921924804
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Label
The boatman : an Indian love story, John Burbidge
Publication
Note
"First published in a different version by Yoda Press, New Delhi 2014"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000054268678
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
270 pages
Isbn
9781921924804
Isbn Type
(paperback)

Library Locations

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