The Aftermath Of Morbi Flood
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When and how did this idea strike you?
We decided to write this book after the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, when we were first year roommates at Harvard College. Utpal’s mother was watching coverage of the tsunami and started crying. She told us that the images reminded her of a deadly 1979 dam collapse that wiped out Morbi, the eastern Gujarat city where she and her family were living. Curious, we looked for more information, but apart from newspaper coverage and a Guinness Book of World Records entry that called the Morbi flood the “deadliest dam collapse in history,” we found no written accounts of the disaster. We decided that this was a story that needed telling.
|No One Had a Tongue to Speak: The Untold Story of One of History's Deadliest Floods|
By Utpal Sandesara and Tom Wooten
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