Islands in Flux: The Andaman and Nicobar Story
by Pankaj Sekhsaria
Pankaj Sekhsaria is the most consistent chronicler of contemporary issues in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands and one of the best known. His writings on the environment, wildlife conservation, development and indigenous communities have provided insights and perspective on the life of the islands for over two decades.Islands in Flux is a compilation of Sekhsarias writings on key issues in the Islands over this period and provides an important, consolidated account that is relevant both for the present and the future of this beautiful but very fragile and volatile island chain. The book is both a map of the region as well as a framework for the way forward and essential reading for anyone who cares about the future of our world.
About The Author
Pankaj Sekhsaria has a long-standing association with the Andaman and Nicobar Islands (ANI) as a member of the environmental action group, Kalpavriksh. He is the author of Troubled Islands, a collection of essays on the ANI, and a co-editor of The Jarawas Reserve Dossier for UNESCO. Pankajs recent work, The Last Wave: An Island Novel, is a work of fiction set in the AN Islands.He is also author of ‘The State of Wildlife in Northeast India 1996-2011: News and Information from the Protected Area Update, published by Foundation for Ecological Security.He recently finished his Phd thesis titled ‘Enculturing Innovation – Indian engagements with nanotechnology in the field of Science and Technology Studies (STS) from the Maastricht University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.