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Cyclone Aila and the Sundarbans: An Enquiry into the Disaster and Politics of Aid and Relief

@inproceedings{Mukhopadhyay2015CycloneAA,
  title={Cyclone Aila and the Sundarbans: An Enquiry into the Disaster and Politics of Aid and Relief},
  author={Amites Mukhopadhyay},
  year={2015}
}
This paper explores the politics and problems of the governmentality of aid and relief in context of the disastrous effect of cyclone Aila on the Sundarbans and nearby areas. The author through narratives and case studies provides an insight to the hardships of the people of the Sundarbans faced during and after Aila washed away their livestock. Even worse perhaps is the dynamics of petty local politics that deprived the majority from accessing aid. 

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