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India in Transition

India in Transition (IiT)

Debjani Bhattacharyya
September 28, 2020

On May 20, 2020, in what is becoming a semi-annual environmental ritual, a super-cyclone pummeled through the Bengal delta, breaching embankments in the Sundarbans and submerging large swathes of Kolkata. The winds and the tides that accompany these super-cyclones have a curious way of foregrounding how deeply the concrete city is embedded in the deltaic ecology and the region’s hydrology.