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The Hungry Tide

The Hungry Tide

Author(s): Amitav Ghosh

Location(s): The Sundarbans - Bay of Bengal

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Modern



The Hungry Tide by Amitav Ghosh,.. focuses on The Sunderbans – a vast archipelago of islands lying below Calcutta on the gulf between India and Bangladesh. Two travellers travel into the area – Piya, an American scientist of Indian descent,doing research: and Kanai, translator and businessman, from new Delhi – and they are both visiting his old aunt to retrieve a notebook left by his uncle. This is the history of the region, the precarious ecology of endangered dolphins and the conservation projects underway for the Bengal tiger still living there.

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‘Skillfully depicts this truly vengeful place…where fantasy and reality constantly overlap’ The Independent I enjoyed reading this book for its setting most of all. The boat journeys through the Sunderbans area of Bengal were...

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