The Smithsonian Magazine has an article about ancient cities lost to the seas. India’s Mahabalipuram finds a place in the list, along with Egypt’s Alexandria and others.
This started me thinking of other Indian cities I know that have been lost to the sea. There are Dwarka and Lothal in the West, and in the south you have Poompuhar in addition to Mahabalipuram. There are reports that Kodungallur in modern Kerala was once ancient Muziris (or Musiris).
But why is it that there are no lost cities in the East? Given the way every cyclonic storm seems to head for Orissa/ Bengal/ Bangladesh, you would think that in the past, it should have wiped out at least one city.
Or are there lost cities in the East that I just haven’t heard about?