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review The Hungry Tide 103 ☆ In de Golf van Bengalen ligt een uitgestrekte archipel van eilanden de Sundarbans genaamd In dat gebied vermengen de wateren van de Himalaya zich met het inkomend getij van de zee Dagelijks verdwijnen duizenden hectaren oerwoud in het water om uren later weer droog te vallen De plaatselijke kolonisten geloven dat wie zonder zuiver harRzoek doen in de uitgestrekte en gevaarlijke Sundarbans en laat zich daarbij begeleiden door Fokir een ongeletterde man uit de omgeving Kanai wordt haar vertaler Vanaf dat moment begint het tij te keren Piya's zoektocht naar de biologische omstandigheden wordt vooral een zoektocht naar zichzelf. 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 ´ 3 review

In de Golf van Bengalen ligt een uitgestrekte archipel van eilanden de Sundarbans genaamd In dat gebied vermengen de wateren van de Himalaya zich met het inkomend getij van de zee Dagelijks verdwijnen duizenden hectaren oerwoud in het water om uren later weer droog te vallen De plaatselijke kol. 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 fear of the Bengal tigers The tide begins to turn with the advent of two seekers from the outside world Piyali Roy an Indian American marine biologist in search of the Irrawaddy dolphins and Kanai Dutt an urbane translator from New Delhi who's there to retrieve his deceased uncle Nirmal's journal Their lives become intertwined particularly with Fokir an illiterate but proud fisherman who has the rivers in his heart As the narrative progresses they are forced to respect nature in order to survive and to communicate with people who differ not only in language but also in euations of existence It is a story of love revolution brutal history and the place of man within the treacheries of nature It seems to underscore Nirmal's observation that nothing escapes the maw of the tides

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The Hungry TideOnisten geloven dat wie zonder zuiver hart het waterlabyrint in gaat niet terugkeertDe komst van Piya Roy een jonge onafhankelijke vrouw Indiaas van geboorte maar Amerikaans opgevoed en Kanai Dutt een zakenman uit Delhi verstoort de gevoelige balans van het lokale leven Piya wil ecologisch onde. 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