Drowning State

Flood in Assam is a yearly natural calamity. Ever since the 1950 earthquake, when river Brahmaputra – the main river flowing through the state changed it’s course- flood has been a yearly affair in the state. Over the years, with no other alternatives in hand, people have been compelled to live with this. However, when agriculture accounts more than a third of Assam’s income, these series of portraits aim to look personal stories of families affected by flood- many of whom are displaced families who have lost their agricultural land due to soil erosion. There are others who have been displaced and are without a permanent house. Many of them have been living in make shift shelters.