Flood and Fury: Ecological Devastation in The Western Ghats

01 September 2019

Viju B

The author looks closely at the devastation brought on by floods and landslides in Kerala and Karnataka in 2018. Drawing on his documentation of the regions at the time, he lays out the havoc wreaked in certain regions, such as the district of Idukki and the town of Aranmula, and argues that the calamity needs to be examined in the context of the larger ecological crisis facing the Western Ghats.

Penguin, 296 pages, Rs 399