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

Edited By

C.F. Andrews

ISBN 9781138211926
Published May 31, 2018 by Routledge
130 Pages

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

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

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