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The hungry tide, Amitav Ghosh

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The hungry tide
Title
The hungry tide
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Amitav Ghosh
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Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
  • The hungry tide is a very contemporary story of adventure and unlikely love, identity and history, set in one of the most fascinating regions on earth. Off the easternmost coast of India, in the Bay of Bengal, lies the immense labyrinth of tiny islands known as the Sundarbans. For settlers here, life is extremely precarious. Attacks by deadly tigers are common. Unrest and eviction are constant threats. Without warning, at any time, tidal floods rise and surge over the land, leaving devastation in their wake
  • In this place of vengeful beauty, the lives of three people from different worlds collide. Piya Roy is a young marine biologist, of Indian descent but stubbornly American, in search of a rare, endangered river dolphin. Her journey begins with a disaster, when she is thrown from a boat into crocodile-infested waters. Rescue comes in the form of a young, illiterate fisherman, Fokir. Although they have no language between them, Piya and Fokir are powerfully drawn to each other, sharing an uncanny instinct for the ways of the sea. Piya engages Fokir to help with her research and finds a translator in Kanai Dutt, a businessman from Delhi whose idealistic aunt and uncle are longtime settlers in the Sundarbans. As the three of them launch into the elaborate backwaters, they are drawn unawares into the hidden undercurrents of this isolated world, where political turmoil exacts a personal toll that is every bit as powerful as the ravaging tide
  • Already an international success, The Hungry Tide is a prophetic novel of remarkable insight, beauty, and humanity
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Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Label
The hungry tide, Amitav Ghosh
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Publication
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Part 1
  • Ebb: Bhata
  • 1
  • Part 2
  • Flood: Jowar
  • 147
Control code
ocm57342147
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
333 pages
Isbn
9780618329977
Lccn
2004060942
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
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map
Label
The hungry tide, Amitav Ghosh
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Part 1
  • Ebb: Bhata
  • 1
  • Part 2
  • Flood: Jowar
  • 147
Control code
ocm57342147
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
333 pages
Isbn
9780618329977
Lccn
2004060942
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map

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