Rain, Rain, Come Again: Cherrapunji, the Rainiest Spot on Earth


This paper considers Cherrapunji, a sleep hilltop village in the remote northeastern frontier of India discovered through the colonial search for a cool place for European sensibilities. It shows how climatic unruliness—enduring sogginess—vexed British attempts to assert control while providing an opportunity for local people, fundamentally shaping human decision making.

DOI: doi.org/10.5282/rcc/7317