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Cyclone Devastation: Its Implications

K. Vijaya Kumar (Author)
Synopsis It is generally known that a cyclone, when fully developed, in a vast Whirlwind of extraordinary violence, 150 to 800 km. Across and 10 to 17km. High, spiraling around 300 to 500 km, a day. The winds associated with such storms are among the most violent and the rainfall accompanying them, is always very heavy. The cyclone under study, which struck the East Coast during the period from 6th to 9th November 1996, contains all the ingredients of a havoc-ridden disaster. As an area of its impact, the central delta in East Godavari District is chosen to understand the sociological implications of the understand the sociological implications of the post-cyclone period. The study is undertaken to cover five mandals of amalapuram Revenue division, selecting villages on a random basis. As can be seen in this cyclone also, there are many similarities of other cyclones which had their impact on the low-lying area, of the coastal belt. As every cyclone tests the integrity of the preparedness of the people and the officials, this cyclone of November 1996 has its own version of havoc throwing a challenge for containing the impact on the people and the administrators alike.
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About the author

K. Vijaya Kumar

Dr. K. Vijaya Kumar was born at Arikathota village of Vizianagaram District, Andhra Pradehs, India completed shcool education in Rajahmundry and Arikathota and Intermediate and Degree in Vizianagaram District. Passed M.A. Sociology and M.A. History from Andhra University in 1981 and 1983. He secured II Rank in M.A. Sociology. Joined in Research under the Guidance of Prof. Y.C. Simhadri of the Department of Sociology who is the present Vice-Chancellor of Andhra University. Dr. K. Vijaya Kumar was awarded Ph.D. in Industrial Sociology in 1989. He was awarded as Research Associate (UGC) for five years, and was appointed as Associate Professor in Sociology in the School of Distance Education, Andhra University in 1994. The Author Published nearly 15 Research papers in Various leading learned Journals on different aspects at the national level. He published two books on Industrial Sociology and Sociological perspectives of Futurology. He was awarded University Grants Commission Major Research Project in 1999. Under his guidance, one Ph.D., was awarded Right now, he is actively engaged in Research activities and is guiding scholars in their Ph.D. Programmes. He visited and participated in International conference at Cape Town, South Africa and presented a paper. He attended a number of Seminars and Workshops and Conferences. He is also a lesson-writer for other universities. He works actively in the School of distance Education and involves in Teaching and Coordinating various academic and administrative programmes including Research. His main hobbies, however, are teaching, Research and guiding scholars.

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Title Cyclone Devastation: Its Implications
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2005
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8186771603
length xiv+183p., Plates; Tables; References; 2cm.