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Living with Disasters

Communities and Development in the Indian Sundarbans

Living with Disasters by Amites Mukhopadhyay
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This book is a critical account of the disconnected nature of governance, conservation and livelihood initiatives in the Indian Sundarbans, an active delta that spreads over 25,500 sq. km across India and Bangladesh and lies in the Bay of Bengal. It draws a holistic picture of the disaster-prone delta in eastern India, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and also one of the largest tracts of mangrove forests in the world. The author juxtaposes the vulnerable lives and frequently displaced existence of the islanders against the dominant strategies of conservation and development followed by the state.
Cambridge University Press; February 2016
210 pages; ISBN 9781316659533
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Title: Living with Disasters
Author: Amites Mukhopadhyay