“Hazards are natural, disasters are not” - Terry Canon
The book revisits the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami and it’s aftermath from the viewpoint of resilience and vulnerability. Vulnerability is a multi-faceted concept that lies at the intersection of diversity of risks and their actualization in everyday lived experience. Vulnerability is not the property of people but it is a relational outcome of complex relationships between people and their ecologies in the face of hazards. Understanding disasters such as these from the viewpoint of vulnerability presents real insights into realizing how the disaster is an outcome of multiple interweaving processes at several layers of abstraction. These range from local and global processes related to the social, economic and cultural abilities and coping mechanisms of communities in transition. In this book we emphasize the adaptibility, capacity, vulnerability and resilience in the wake of disasters.
This case study is a part of the larger project on "India's Disasters over the Decades" championed by Vivek Kant, HFSS Studios:
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• Comprehending the Indian Ocean Tsunami......