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Book Name: Life After The Floods

Author: Anu Lal


A devastating flood drowned three-quarters of the state of Kerala in South India, in 2018. The cause of the flood is still a topic of debate. Excessive rainfall is said to be its one cause. However, is there yet another astoundingly erroneous human intervention that perhaps doubled the impact of the floods? These essays were born during the time of the flood. The intention of these essays is to support those who seek answers after enduring the challenge of survival. As an artistic observation of the traumatic events, these essays are the first of its nature to offer an in-depth and panoramic view of the Kerala floods and its causes. These essays list out the possible questions too that could be researched further for a better understanding of the nature of similar events. The book has 9 essays in two parts. The first part consists of four essays on Kerala floods. The second part titled " the coconut country" has five essays on many cultural as well as social peculiarities one could find specifically in Kerala. This is the first book of this kind.

About the author:

Anu Lal is one of India’s leading short story writers. He has written three books of short stories, one novella, and two anthologies. His stories, poems, and articles are also published by various national and international journals. He lives in Kerala, with his family. His wife Dhanya is also a writer and poet.


Life after the floods is a wonderful collection of essays by Anu Lal. As many of you might have already guessed the essays are related to the devastating flood happened in the state of Kerala in 2018. This book discusses the adverse effects and the hardship of life due to the devastating flood. The author has beautifully portrayed the harsh conditions of the people living in 'God's on Country' as Kerela is popularly called. Every chapter has it's own gravity and attracts the readers to read further. It's a really good book by Mr. Anu Lal. Everyone must read this masterpiece!


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