Simpson, Edward (2007) 'State of play six years after Gujarat earthquake.' Economic and Political Weekly, XLII (11).
Six years ago, an earthquake in western Gujarat claimed around fourteen thousand lives. Many people I already knew well from previous research in the region died, more lost relatives, homes and possessions. In this article, I review in general terms some of what happened to those who survived; I then turn to critically look, as an anthropologist, at the implicit assumptions that have driven aspects of post-earthquake reconstruction, particularly in relation to (sub)urban design and industrial development in rural areas.
|Item Type:||Journal Articles|
|SOAS Departments & Centres:||Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Department of Anthropology and Sociology|
|Depositing User:||Edward Simpson|
|Date Deposited:||18 Apr 2008 14:16|
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