A Slow Violence: Stories from the Largest River Basin in the World

This photographic installation distills work done by Arati Kumar Rao over the past three years in criss-crossing the Ganga-Brahmaputra basin — the largest river basin in the world. It will take you on a journey upriver from the many-tongued mouth of the Ganga delta (Sundarbans), into the womb of the Brahmaputra basin (Arunachal Pradesh). The journey will explore slow violence through stories of personal loss, biodiversity decline, vanishing livelihoods, thoughtless anthropogenic activities, and forced human migration.

Arati Kumar-Rao

Arati Kumar-Rao is an independent environmental photographer and writer documenting the slow violence of ecological degradation and climate change on ecosystems and livelihoods along South Asia’s rivers. She is based out of Bangalore, India, and is currently working on her first book. Her work is at www.aratikumarrao.com