Sunil Amrith
Mehra Family Professor of South Asian Studies, Harvard University

Sunil Amrith is Mehra Family professor of South Asian studies at Harvard University. His most recent book is Unruly Waters: How Rains, Rivers, Coasts, and Seas Have Shaped Asias History (2018). He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Written by Sunil Amrith

Herdsmen in the monsoon rain near the village of Walpur, Madhya Pradesh, India. Photo by James P Blair/National Geographic

Essay/
The environment
When the monsoon goes away

The imperious monsoon rains have ruled India for centuries. Already unstable, what happens if they shift fundamentally?

Sunil Amrith