By D Mitra
The author is Head, Marine and Atmospheric Sciences Department, Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, Dehradun.
The ghost town of Dhanushkodi, Located on a tombolo a little beyond Rameswaram, used to be India’s furthest outpost in the Indian Ocean. However, the super cyclone OF 1964 not only wiped out India’s history but also its geography.
The remnants of Dhanushkodi, located at the southern tip of the island of Rameswaram on the eastern coast of India in Tamil Nadu, are about 29 km (18 miles) west of Talaimannar in Sri Lanka. The Dhanushkodi railway line, running from Pamban Station, and much of the small town were destroyed in the 1964 cyclone. The passenger train with over 115 passengers drowned in the sea on the fateful day. Now it is nothing but a ‘ghost town’. Before the...