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Reflections on the Kutch Earthquake

Published on 1 January 2001

Despite the recent earthquake that wreaked havoc across Kutch, its people have long since learnt to cope with disasters and adapt their lives to the vagaries of nature. Yet while powerful social and politicalfactors continue to manipulate calamities, it is equally important that administrators and NGOs understand Kutch’s landscape history to make sense of the present earthquake and to ensure the rebuilding of Kutch is done sensitively and appropriately.

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Lyla Mehta

Professorial Fellow

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Mehta, L.
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Economic and Political Weekly, volume 36, issue 31

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