‘Living with Disasters’

April 9, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments (1)




I just finished reading Amites Mukhopadhyay’s



Living with Disasters: Communities and Development in the Indian Sundarbans (Cambridge University Press, 2016). 







Mukhopadhyay’s study brims with insights into the life and culture of the Sundarbans. Of special interest is the author’s account of the impact of Cyclone Aila, the devastating storm of 2009. This is exactly the kind of ethnography that is required for this era of climate change.


Amitav Ghosh

April 9, 2017.



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  1. Comment by Susan B. King — April 16, 2017 at 8:06 pm   Reply

    Thank you for suggesting Living with Disasters. Do you have any other suggestions about ethnographies about disasters? I am familiar with American ones but am looking to broaden my familiarity. We need to study the full range of human experience.

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