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The Vulnerable Andaman and Nicobar Islands : A Study of Disasters and Response - Poonam Tripathi

The Vulnerable Andaman and Nicobar Islands

A Study of Disasters and Response

Hardcover Published: 12th March 2018
ISBN: 9781138062368
Number Of Pages: 354

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This first full-length book addresses disasters in the context of vulnerability of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands that comprise 572 islands in the Bay of Bengal. It looks at the disasters that the islands have experienced in the last 200 years and analyzes major disasters since colonization by the British.

Raising some critical questions, this book attempts to understand the overall profile of disasters - the facts, causes, damage, response and recovery - in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. It discusses earthquakes, cyclones, tsunami and epidemics, as well as impacts of World War II, the penal colony and the post-Independence resettlement on the tribal population. The work will serve as a rich resource with its detailed tables, figures, maps and diagrams; appendices; and database ranging from travelogues, Census of India reports and fieldwork to Right to Information (RTI) petitions that collect hitherto unknown facts.

The book will be useful to students of geography, disasters and disasters management, climate and environmental studies, history, sociology, island and ocean studies, and South Asian studies.

List of Figures List of Tables Preface Chapter 1 Identifying Disasters in Andaman and Nicobar Islands Chapter 2 Epidemics: A Disaster of the 19th Century Chapter 3 World War II: A Disaster of the 20th Century Chapter 4 The 1947 Partition of India and Vulnerability of Andaman and Nicobar Islands Chapter 5 The Tsunami: A Disaster of the 21st Century Chapter 6 Damage and the Tsunami Chapter 7 Vulnerability and the Tsunami Chapter 8 Response and the Tsunami Chapter 9 Compensation and the Tsunami Chapter 10 Recovery and the Tsunami Chapter 11 Conclusion: The Vulnerable Andaman and Nicobar Islands


ISBN: 9781138062368
ISBN-10: 1138062367
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 354
Published: 12th March 2018
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 2.06
Weight (kg): 0.56