By Aishwarya Devasthali, Project Research Associate, Maritime History Society
Maritime History Society takes dives deep into the ocean of knowledge to know more about India’s rich maritime past and to awaken heritage consciousness amongst Indians. Today, when the whole world is relentlessly fighting the pandemic, there are some islands isolated from the mainstream societies, yet deeply affected due to the virus.
Small islands around the world are rich in remarkable landscapes. They offer an opportunity to trace a strong link between nature and civilisations. These are the sensitive territories which at times are very vulnerable to environmental changes. They face many issues related to sustainability, water, energy and waste management. Often, heritage conservation and tourism practices conflict with their natural and cultural identities. Thus, heritage management and conservation of monuments on the islands become matters of concern for these islands.