Kutch: Triumph of the Spirit
February 17, 2004
First Published: 19:35 IST(14/2/2004)
Last Updated: 11:26 IST(17/2/2004)
Triumph of the Spirit
Price: Rs. 495
This book is not about the
earthquake that wrecked the region of Kutch in 2001. Nor is it an activist's investigation into what happened after the disaster. Kutchi history is fraught with unimaginable disasters ... earthquakes, droughts, famines, invasions by rats, locusts, giant black ants, floods, the plague, invasions by warlords and oppression under successive rulers. The recent earthquake was another occurrence of disaster that the people have had to bear with.
Instead this is a story of people living in a region that is perpetually in a state of flux and change, with patience, inventiveness, inclusiveness and a courageous openness to life.