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The Hungry Tide

The Hungry Tide review ¶ 109 Off the easternmost corner of India in the Bay of Bengal lies the immense labyrinth of tiny islands known as the Sundarbans where settlers live in fear of drowning tides and man eating tigers Piya Roy a. The true tragedy of routinely spent life is that its wastefulness does not become apparent till it is too late This uote does not reflect the theme of this book but it caught my eye in this green covered book in my hand when today I was flipping its pages thinking what to write about it It s tea time and there is a tray ready on a side table with two pieces of cookies A suirrel on the wall of the garden is eating something in a ravenous way I have no idea what is that something it s scanty for my eyes but it must be something very delicious which can be assumed by observing the way this little creature is feeding itself using both its hands fleetly and effectively In fact for the past few days I am routinely spending my time this way only in the evening A finished book in my hand at tea time I thinking something to write about it on GR Two routinely placed cookies on the side table A suirrel doing something always on the garden wall and then me postponing writing about the book for one day But this uote surprisingly worked as a catalyst today motivating me to write a review as it evoked the sentiments of this mentioned wastefulness in me and I uickly decided to talk about the book here before it s too late SoTalking about the book Piyali RoyPiya is an Indian origin American cetologist She studies marine mammals She comes to India near her ancestral place in the hope to get a permit to do a survey of marine mammals of SunderbansKanai who thinks that he has the true connoisseur s ability to both praise and appraise women spots her the moment he reaches onto a crowded platform Inside the train coach when she was trying to maneuver the cup of tea from the tea seller through the bar of the window then this man Kanai sitting opposite to the seat of Piya suddenly flips over a page With the jolting of her hand she tries to make sure most of the tea spill out of the window but she could not prevent a small trickle from shooting over his papers With a mortified sorry from the Piya there begins the interaction between the two and with their acuaintance begins this exotic tale from the pen of Amitav Ghosh She does her research and Kanai translates for her some critical things facilitating her understanding of local ambiance and cultureThis story takes the reader on a trip to the long chain of the archipelago of the Bay of Bengal It talks about the ways of boatmen in the region It s an adventure read for lovers of the sea and riverine adventures loaded with some interesting real facts and some interesting myth prevailed in a specified area of Bengal The story moves in time and space both Characters of the present time are Kanai Fokir and Piya and the main character of the past is Nirmal Intricacy and suspense in the plot are kept in the old diary of Nirmal which is read by Kanai to connect the dots of events Amitav has touched many issues like refugee freedom war government and tribal conflict ecology marine life and lives in seaside habitats in this bookThe most beautiful part of the story for me was the reticent and self effacing bond between Fokir and Piya Piya is an educated English speaking marine biologist and Fokir is a local boatman who knows the only local language He does not know what she says and she does not know what he says He saves her life in the early part of the story and then plays a crucial part in the latter part of the story The restrained communication of emotions between the two despite the language barrier provides the real delight in this story It was symbolically written and crafted by Ghosh in a very alluring way What was he thinking about as he stared at the moonlit river The forests the crabsWhatever it was she would never know not just because they had no language in common but because that was how it was with human beings who came euipped as a species with the means of shutting each other out The two of them Fokir and herself they could have been boulders and trees for all they knew of each other and wasn t it better in a way honest that they could not speak For if you compared it to the ways in which Dolphins echoes mirrored the world speech was the only bag of tricks that fooled you into believing that you could see through the eyes of another being In my sailing through this beautiful story I also encountered some well researched scientific facts about mammal creatures and about the history of those small islands in the Bay of Bengal The mixing of faith and mythical belief in the story made it interesting for the reader Ghosh has tried his best to keep the story eually relevant for both the native readers and for the general English readers and he has done it uite successfully One other important thing that happened to me while reading this book somewhere in the latter half Ghosh has tried to translate a mythical story through one of his character and while reading two pages of that chapter completely which was certainly looking similar in structure with the previous prose style I suddenly found that there was something rhyming and verse like there I flipped back and rereading those paragraphs again realizing this time that Ghosh has deliberately and wonderfully created an English pastiche of the Bengali metre dwipadi poyar a rhymed couplet of about 12 syllables It was a really wonderful thing in the book An English reader can have a feel of a mythical poem keeping with its essence in the original form It was fun reading and knowing about itA fulfilling reading journey for me with such fascinating penmanship of Ghosh

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The Hungry Tide review ¶ 109 Her the three of them launch into the elaborate backwaters drawn unawares into the powerful political undercurrents of this isolated corner of the world that exact a personal toll as fierce as the tides. This book was written well before Sea of Poppies It was a fairly interesting story set in an area of Eastern India in a labyrinth of tiny islands known as the Sundarbans where settlers live in fear of drowning tides and man eating tigersIt was almost of a documentary giving interesting facts about the history of the settlers how the government fought them using this ground how they eked out a living there and were sometimes eaten by Tigers Dang tigers The story of the American Marine biologist from Seattle there to study two rare species of Dolphins and her relationship with two local fellows a fisherman and a translator was a bit too tame for me No real meat in the story But it was interesting and I could see Ghosh starting to develop some of the skills that lead him to write the amazing Sea of Poppies trilogy

Amitav Ghosh ☆ 9 review

The Hungry Tide review ¶ 109 Young American marine biologist of Indian descent arrives in this lush treacherous landscape in search of a rare species of river dolphin and enlists the aid of a local fisherman and a translator Toget. A fascinating and gripping read given an insight into a subaltern history In particular I enjoyed the exploration of language and who is given the ability to write history However there were slightly cringeworthy elements tacked onto the end of each chapter especially the final lines of the novel This cheapened the novel slightly and seemed a bit out of place

  • Paperback
  • 333
  • The Hungry Tide
  • Amitav Ghosh
  • English
  • 09 July 2020
  • 9780618711666

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    Amitav Ghosh ☆ 9 review Summary µ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ☆ Amitav Ghosh (Read) [The Hungry Tide] “The true tragedy of routinely spent life is that its wastefulness does not become apparent till it is too late”This uote does not reflect the theme of this book but it caught my eye in this green covered book in my hand when today I was flipping its pages thinking what to write about it It’s tea time and there is a tray ready on a side table with two pieces of cookies A suirrel on the wall of the garden is eating something

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    (Read) [The Hungry Tide] I know Amitav Ghosh isn't for everyone but I just adore his writing I can't think of another author who can transport me to another place the way he does whether it's India somewhere else in Asia the US or the UK I haven't yet visi

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    Read & Download The Hungry Tide Summary µ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ☆ Amitav Ghosh Amitav Ghosh ☆ 9 review If Shadow Lines enthralled you Amitav Ghosh's latest masterpiece the Hungry Tide will sweep you off your feet and into the precarious waters of the SundarbansIn the typical Ghosh style the narrative moves fluidly between past and present You will be transported into the mindset of the superstitious yet brave folk who have adapted themselves to the constant ebb and flow of the tide and are living in continuous f

  4. says: (Read) [The Hungry Tide] Summary µ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ☆ Amitav Ghosh

    (Read) [The Hungry Tide] Read & Download The Hungry Tide A fascinating and gripping read given an insight into a subaltern history In particular I enjoyed the exploration of lang

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    (Read) [The Hungry Tide] I have mixed feelings about The Hungry Tide Amitav Ghosh tells a large story firmly set in a particular place the Mangrove covered islands in

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    (Read) [The Hungry Tide] Amitav Ghosh I must say is an amazing story teller and in this book he proved beyond doubt that literary skill of the Bengali is redoubtableAbsolutely engrossing this book is one such where you come across a great story which is amazingly written and make you an instant fan of the authorThis book is well researched and the story is

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    (Read) [The Hungry Tide] Home is where Orcaella are says PiaHome is where I can brew a perfect cupof tea says NilimaHome is where books as fine as this reside says MeThis was a very educational journey into the tide country the SunderbansSo far Sunderban has just been a printed name in my geography text books of yore After years I encountered it

  8. says: Summary µ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ☆ Amitav Ghosh Amitav Ghosh ☆ 9 review Read & Download The Hungry Tide

    Summary µ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ☆ Amitav Ghosh Amitav Ghosh ☆ 9 review (Read) [The Hungry Tide] One of Amitav Ghosh's best books I would say The setting of the book is in the 'Sundarbans' in Eastern India– a vast forest in the coastal region of the Bay of Bengal and considered one of the natural wonders of

  9. says: Summary µ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ☆ Amitav Ghosh (Read) [The Hungry Tide]

    (Read) [The Hungry Tide] This book was written well before Sea of Poppies It was a fairly interesting story set in an area of Eastern India in a labyrinth of tiny island

  10. says: (Read) [The Hungry Tide] Amitav Ghosh ☆ 9 review Summary µ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ☆ Amitav Ghosh

    Summary µ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ☆ Amitav Ghosh Amitav Ghosh ☆ 9 review Read & Download The Hungry Tide this guy is such a terrible writer I don't know why I bother Full review once I finish this abominable page turnerOK done I really can't bear Gosh's style the dialogue is completely implausible with nearly every character speaking as though they're declaiming to the wind He has an unnecessarily high adjective count and he

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