1st Edition

Routledge Revivals: The Indian Earthquake (1935) A Plea for Understanding

Edited By C.F. Andrews Copyright 1935
    130 Pages
    by Routledge

    130 Pages
    by Routledge

    First published in 1935, this book provides a comprehensive overview of the 1934 Nepal-Bihar earthquake, giving a background to the earthquake zone, describing the event itself and surveying the ensuing devastation. The author also looks at the government’s actions and the response of India’s other states as well as the religious and social dimension to the reaction — exemplified by Mahatma Gandhi. The book examines how the earthquake was compounded by a severe flood that occurred shortly before, how preparations for the monsoon season were made in an attempt to limit further destruction and the subsequent recommendations for more earthquake resistant urban planning.

    Introductory Note by the Author

    I. The Scene Described

    II. The Earthquake Zone

    III. The Devastated Area

    IV. What Science Tells Us

    V. The Floods in Orissa

    VI. The All-India Response

    VII. How Government Acted

    VIII. The Moral Problem

    IX. Mahatma Gandhi in Bihar

    X. The Great Experiment

    XI. The Spirit of Service

    XII. The Monsoon Floods

    XIII. International Help

    Appendix: A Letter from Pierre Cérésole