The Last Wave

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Author : Pankaj Sekhsaria

9789351361916 | Paperback | pp. 304 | 2014 | HarperCollins

Ever the aimless drifter, Harish finds the anchor his life needs in a chance encounter with members of the ancient – and threatened – Jarawa community: the ‘original people’ of the Andaman Islands and its tropical rainforests. This is the definitive book on the Andaman Islands.

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Ever the aimless drifter, Harish finds the anchor his life needs in a chance encounter with members of the ancient – and threatened – Jarawa community: the ‘original people’ of the Andaman Islands and its tropical rainforests. As he observes the slow but sure destruction of everything the Jarawa need for their survival, Harish is moved by a need to understand, to do something. His unlikely friend and partner on this quest is Uncle Pame, a seventy-year-old Karen boatman whose father was brought to the islands from Burma by the British in the 1920s. The islands also bring him to Seema, a ‘local born’ – a descendant of the convicts who were lodged in the infamous Cellular jail of Port Blair. As many things seem to fall in place and parallel journeys converge, an unknown contender appears: the giant tsunami of December 2004. The Last Wave is a story of lost loves, but also of a culture, a community, an ecology poised on the sharp edge of time and history.

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Author:

Pankaj Sekhsaria

ISBN:

9789351361916

Binding:

Paperback

Pages:

304

Year of Publication:

2014

Publisher:

HarperCollins

Edition:

First

Condition:

New

Country of Origin:

India

About the Author

Pankaj Sekhsaria is a researcher, writer, photographer, campaigner and academic. He has worked extensively in the field of environment and wildlife conservation with a particular focus on the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. He has been writing regularly on related issues for the English media since 1998, and is the author of two non-fiction books based on the islands: Troubled Islands (2003), a collection of his journalist writings, and The Jarawa Tribal Reserve Dossier: Cultural and biological diversity in the Andaman islands’ ( Jt. Editor, 2010). He lives in Hyderabad with his wife and four-year-old son.

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