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During the whole period of time following the tsunami occurred in the Indian Ocean, many invaluable lessons have been taken and also several truly great challenges observed. The present publication contains the results of the attempts made to review all the lessons that have been learned through the recovery process in the area affected by that tsunami. The content of the publication has been divided in thirty-one chapters drawing the lessons from India, Thailand, Sri Lanka and Indonesia. The main body is arranged in five major section. The first section provides readers with the general introduction to the subject while fours other chapters are dealing with one of the above listed countries. The author, Rajib Shaw, considers the students and specialists whose work is directly connected with the reduction of disaster risks, environment and development as the primary target groups for this volume. The document will give all them a very good and clear idea of the modern trends in research as well as the lessons that have been learned over the past decades of recovery initiatives. There is one more target group for this book and it mainly comprises policy makers and practitioners commonly able to apply the knowledge they collect in this book to the establishment of the relevant policies and making the decisions.