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'Each burning pyre is an unspeakable, screeching horror' – one researcher on the frontline of India's COVID crisis

Relatives performing the last rites during cremation at Nigambodh Ghat crematorium in New Delhi, India. Vijay Pandey/ZUMA Wire/Alamy Live News

'Each burning pyre is an unspeakable, screeching horror' – one researcher on the frontline of India's COVID crisis

Relatives performing the last rites during cremation at Nigambodh Ghat crematorium in New Delhi, India. Vijay Pandey/ZUMA Wire/Alamy Live News

'Each burning pyre is an unspeakable, screeching horror' – one researcher on the frontline of India's COVID crisis

Relatives performing the last rites during cremation at Nigambodh Ghat crematorium in New Delhi, India. Vijay Pandey/ZUMA Wire/Alamy Live News

'Each burning pyre is an unspeakable, screeching horror' – one researcher on the frontline of India's COVID crisis

Relatives performing the last rites during cremation at Nigambodh Ghat crematorium in New Delhi, India. Vijay Pandey/ZUMA Wire/Alamy Live News

Global health researcher Vyoma Dhar Sharma had just embarked on a fieldwork trip to India as COVID-19 began sweeping through the population and overwhelming hospitals. It has taken a terrible toll on her country – and her family.

Vyoma Dhar Sharma, University of Oxford

Global health researcher Vyoma Dhar Sharma had just embarked on a fieldwork trip to India as COVID-19 began sweeping through the population and overwhelming hospitals. It has taken a terrible toll on her country – and her family.

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