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Bhopal Gas Tragedy (English)

Author : Suroopa Mukherjee
Photographer : Raghu Rai

With telling photographs, the book sifts detailed research, examining the causes and tracing the fallout of the world's worst-ever industrial tragedy at the Union Carbide factory in Bhopal, 1984.

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Age 14+
Specifications 48 pages; 11” x 8.5”; black & white; soft cover
ISBN 81-86895-84-1

When disaster struck on the night of 3rd December 1984, it took a sleeping Bhopal by surprise – it woke thousands to their death, maimed thousands more for life. But the poison gas that poured out of the Union Carbide factory was also a wake-up call to the world, demanding the question: How could such an accident happen? The second book in the In Focus series, this is the story of that horrific night and its aftermath. Based on detailed research, it examines the causes, gives a background and traces the fallout – scientific, medical, legal and, most importantly, human – of the world's worst-ever industrial disaster. In the process, it highlights several issues: the responsibilities of science and technology, concerns towards safety, human rights and attitudes of the powerful.

Powerful pictures

"The pictures by Raghu Rai powerfully evoke the unbearable magnitude of suffering for posterity. Written as a blow-by-blow account and dovetailed with explanations about DDT, as well as maps of other Asian toxic hot zones, this well-researched and lucidly written book is a must buy to remind us never to forget and to familiarise our young with this horror." - December 2002, Outlook

Lucid and compelling

"Bhopal Gas Tragedy is a lucid but relentless narrative of possibly the worst disaster in human history. It is also an exhaustive and updated compendium of information on the complex causes and the continuing aftermath of the tragic events of December 1984. This volume, part of the In Focus series, targets young people who are on the threshold of their careers. This compelling and user-friendly book... will leave both young and adult readers with a horrified, yet clear-headed and critical sense of how 'large companies, social systems and government agencies operate' together to cause a human tragedy which can be understood in rational and political terms. At a time when civil society seems to be particularly endangered in India, this book reminds its readers that information is power and obliviousness can be inhuman." - January 2003, The Telegraph

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Bhopal Gas Tragedy (English)

Bhopal Gas Tragedy (English)

With telling photographs, the book sifts detailed research, examining the causes and tracing the fallout of the world's worst-ever industrial tragedy at the Union Carbide factory in Bhopal, 1984.

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