Fleeing Cyclones and Floods for 23 Years: Can Sundarban Residents Outrun a River?

“We’ve been rebuilding our house away from the bank every time a tidal surge washes it away. It seems like we’re running and it’s on the chase.”

Oct 6, 2021
Sundarbans cyclones and floods
Image credit:PTI/Hitesh Sonar For The Swaddle
AuthorShaswata Kundu Chaudhuri & Rashmi Mishra

Shaswata is a journalist from Kolkata who writes on music, culture, and environment. He can be found on Instagram at @otherworldlygaze and on Twitter at @ShaswataKundu. Rashmi is a Delhi-based campaigner working in the intersection of climate change, social movements, and gender justice at You can reach out to her on Twitter at @donotrushmee and Instagram at @_rushmenot.