Skip to content
Register Sign in Wishlist

Living with Disasters
Communities and Development in the Indian Sundarbans

$80.00 ( ) USD

  • Date Published: May 2017
  • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • format: Adobe eBook Reader
  • isbn: 9781316659533

$ 80.00 USD ( )
Adobe eBook Reader

You will be taken to for this purchase
Buy eBook Add to wishlist

Other available formats:

Looking for an examination copy?

If you are interested in the title for your course we can consider offering an examination copy. To register your interest please contact providing details of the course you are teaching.

Product filter button
About the Authors
  • 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.

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity


    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?


    Product details

    • Date Published: May 2017
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9781316659533
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    Maps and illustrations
    Tables and charts
    Note on transliteration
    1. Introduction
    2. From wasteland to wonderland: the making of a heritage site
    3. Governing the Sundarbans embankments today: between policies and practices
    4. Treading a fine path between river and land: livelihoods around embankments
    5. Beldars, embankments and governance: question of Aboriginality revisited
    6. Catching prawns, endangering embankments: sustainability-unsustainability rhetoric
    7. Conclusion

  • Author

    Amites Mukhopadhyay, Jadavpur University, Kolkata
    Amites Mukhopadhyay teaches at the Department of Sociology, Jadavpur University, Kolkata. He specializes in environment, development and livelihood issues in India, and coastal wetlands in particular, and has published in various academic journals and edited volumes. His research interests include landscape, ecology and governance, identity politics and institutional histories of science and knowledge making in South Asia.

Sign In

Please sign in to access your account


Not already registered? Create an account now. ×

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner Please see the permission section of the catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×

Find content that relates to you

Join us online

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.


Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.