Landslide Disasters: Seeking Causes – A Case Study from Uttarakhand, India

  • Martin Haigh
  • J. S. Rawat


This study is about the fundamental causes and character of landslides in the Himalaya and similar mountain belts. In part, it is intended as a protest against the repetitive and misleading reports that so often follow each successive extreme rainfall event and consequent landslide swarm. The problem is that many of these.‘kneejerk’. reactions to a disaster do little more than support folklore or a particular political stance.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Martin Haigh
    • 1
  • J. S. Rawat
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Anthropology and GeographyOxford Brookes UniversityOxford OX3 0BPEngland
  2. 2.Centre for Excellence for NRDMS in Uttarakhand Dept of GeographyKumaun University,SSJ CampusAlmoraIndia

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