It was an interesting but not a phenomenal, and in some part, even a disappointing read. In The Interesting Narrative the slave trade was in full swing and a capitalist attitude heavily dominates the text, whilst in The Hungry Tide capitalism plays a smaller role and the humanitarian backdrop of the story is a more central theme. The novel is entwined with the beautiful mythical stories of gods and how good always wins, these parts I loved. A new kind of friendship is born between both, even when there is a language barrier. Later that night, Moyna confides in Kanai that she's worried about a romantic relationship between Piya and Fokir, and she asks Kanai to intervene. Moyna finds him and brings him to see Piya.
And yet, the people for whom its ebbs and flows are time itself, home can be nowhere else. The Hungry Tide, Amitav Ghosh As always with Amitav Ghosh, his narrative technique refuses to follow a linear pattern, instead it criss-crosses across events of varying decades to foreground the concept of home and homelessness in The Hungry Tide. Such flaws as there are in my rendition of it I do not regret, for perhaps they will prevent me from fading from sight, as a good translator should. It turns out to be that it is a little notebook, a diary, where the man recorded the events of 1979. The characters regard the objects of their affection with as much passion and interest as this reader regards a tuna sandwich. The Hungry Tide is a whirlwind work of the imagination, every bit as epic in scope and ambition as his beloved and bestselling work, The Glass Palace. Ghosh's novel is textured and effortlessly transports you into the land he describes.
His wife, Moyna, believes the river-islands to be her boundaries that she needs to shatter to help her dreams of a decent livelihood take wings. Piya returns to Kolkata in order to spend time with her relatives. Absolutely 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 author. Once understands Nilima can make herself a home wherever she decides to stay. After his retirement, Nirmal began visiting schools with the help of Horen.
The dolphins and the tigers were also characters and so much was new to me regarding them. There is not much of a story as such in the novel, but there are excellent characters and visual depictions of the Sundarbans. I haven't yet visited the Sundarbans, but after reading The Hungry Tide I feel like I've squelched my toes in the mud and scratched my skin on the mangrove roots of that region. The fertile soil of the land is a metaphor of the passion that has overawed the author. As I shared before, Amitav Ghosh's books always take you to a new unknown place, a place which we hear from time to time but don't know the people and history related to it. Nilima is upset that Nirmal didn't leave the notebook for her. But as a whole, Ghosh's approach to the book is more as an anthropologist than a fiction writer, which means there's really not much of a story here.
The writer ends by quoting a passage from the poet Rilke's Duino Elegies. It reminds us of the fragility of human life and the helplessness that comes with it. Who are these people, I wondered, who love animals so much that they are willing to kill us for them? Based on a few real incidents, actual research and experiences - the book has 3 different themes. Ghosh brings in the debate about human settlements in forested lands through Piya and Kanai. Kanai, on request of his aunt Nilima who is a social worker based out of Sundarbans, decides to travel to Lusibari via Canning to meet her. What would civilization mean to each of them? He was of medium height and at the age of forty-two his hair, which was still thick, had begun to show a few streaks of gray at the temples. The paper he has been reading on the train are his uncle's, but not a part of the packet he had left for Kanai and asked his wife not to open.
Mej-da reluctantly agrees to bring her to the fisherman, who she sees is with a boy. The characters could have been fleshed out far far more. Piya is horrified, but Kanai insists that things like that happen because environmentalists like Piya try to save tigers at the expense of the people who also share the habitat. The book presents a quite balanced view, with arguments from either side that make you think, and realise that the answer isn't as easy and obvious as one may think. What stands out in the book The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, is that Equiano does appreciates the changes, learns all that can, embraces a new culture, and is happy and fulfilled. I became an environmentalist, a zoologist, a thinker. The next day, Piya and Kanai go out with Fokir to observe the dolphins in the Garjontola pool.
So far, Sunderban has just been a printed name in my geography text books of yore. This is reinforced by Nirmal's decision to quote Rainer Maria Rilke, an influential German poet. Unrest and eviction are constant threats. The Sundarbans are an inviting yet deadly place for human society. My only issue was that he sometimes overdoes the whole ''tide country'' bit, and it sometimes felt a bit forced. As Kanai and Nilima ride out the storm in the guesthouse, she admits that Nirmal's one lasting contribution was the cyclone shelter in the hospital.
I loved the way the story unfolded with the schoolmaster's memoir along with Piya's adventure. It's a translation of The Glory of Bon Bibi, which is what Fokir was chanting the day before. متمرکز، پویا و از سر تجربه با اعتماد به نفس کارش را آغاز میکند. I think I was not able to do justice to this book as I was distracted during its reading especially in the last parts. Piya explains how she became interested in the dolphins, and Kanai translates that Fokir knows of this dolphin pool because Kusum talked about it. You can help us out by revising, improving and updating this section.