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The Hungry Tide Novel Analysis


The island with the name of Sunderbans right among Bangladesh and India, that stretched in the rush of woods and the jungle of Bengal that deliver and the best source for those people near lives according to the novel of Amitav Ghosh, with the title of “The Hungry Tide”. In this Ghosh recommends that the main of the central graphic and its practices subsidize a very few of knowledge regarding Sunderbans and his actual positions in this novel and the practices they did and got good responses for it.


In a forest, there were Banbibi, who is known as the jungle lady, and Byaghradevi and Bandura and Bandevi, they all were looked after with a spirit that they have to save the forest, a village known by the name of Bandura situated on the border of India and Bangladesh by Hindus and Muslims community who lived in such village. The village is famous due to honey bees and most people focus on the honey collection and they mostly went to for honey and faced the different attacks of tigers and lions too, so for so they people believe that they have to perform some religious practices before entering the forest and could get divine protection by forest animals.

According to Amitav Ghosh different sites and Morichjhapi Massacre as there are known as blood and brain in novels, one and only “Hungry Tide there would be considered as a political power in this novel and economic deficiency had been considered by the politics treated very badly. The Ghosh did the oath by himself that he have to change the actual living standards of his Hindu brother and have taken the real change in their lifestyle as they are known as refugees before it. Especially at the time of the Bangladeshi people’s independence when they were compelled for leaving their homes and forced for it. After it, they were killed by the same politician who assured them they will provide them a safe shelter and security in their regime with the help and law of Sundarbans’ and Morichjhapi authority (Krishnendu 12).

In the novel The Hungry Tide, Amitav Ghosh explained the real effects of that suffered by the governmental friendly projects started for the sake of the people and the betterment of their economic condition. There were on Ghosh known in the history who claimed for their social right and equal justice in society. The novel is the only evidence that proved the cruelty and injustice faced by the people who were the resident of the villages. Sundarbans claimed that there were a lot of issues existed such as environment, and social and political problems that were only tackled with reference based on kindness. For the life and the rights of justice of poor’s was too much by Sunderbans in history as he accepted.

The international media also gave much more attention and pride to the sensation of Sundarbans. It was reported by the London independent on April 24, 2006, the occupied person had left his island just because of the climate change, and more than 10000 inhabitants moved from their actual place to the coastal side due to the climate change explored by the Indian Sundarbans and it was happened due to raised sea level that fully off the map. The total 6212 kilometers were emptied due to leaving and moving people in the same tenure. Another island was emptied and left that was famous due to the mela / fair was held and is was famous due to pilgrimage too but was totally emptied due to moved huge people said that around 1200 families or about 10000 inhabitant moved from Sundarbans India and from the last forty years who almost were a refugee and they all moved to where not known and It is claimed almost more than 7000 refugees who were affected by the environmental factor of Lohachara Island lived alone in Sagar Island and faced a lot of problems and they unhappily moved from there (Ghosh 36).

A lot of research had been conducted regarding climate change and its environmental effects that justifying and adopted but there are rare requirements specified in the library. Although an international organization is known (IPCC) its fourth report assessed and acknowledged that concluded. The international media have claimed and suggested that there should save the planet and a globally popular change was raised in that discussion that discussed Bali climate where almost 10000 people suffered just because of the climate change. There is a campaign is running by a large organization that took an initiative to overcome the actual effects that are a major cause for everyone (Weik 2006). As per a large number of people have been affected and it may not be so dangerous but its future and for new coming generation could be harmful and dangerous a lot, so so different organizations globally are busy overcoming this serious environmental issue majorly faced by India. It is virtue and verse in Islamic quotation that “cleanliness is half faith” so for every perspective and long life beneficial is more important so keep clan the environment of seashore and it surrounding too.


Sundarbans India’s population around about 4.1 million. It’s considered the very less developed and under observation areas faces the scarcity of basic facilities and they are lack of infrastructural road map due to situated in the west of the country. Almost 89% population of this site focus on agricultural activities and more than 50% of people are laborer and use the same old, poor and typical method of farming and agricultural activities. With all that, almost 42 percent of people are associated with the fish industries and it is considered the best and more earing profession among those people and in this are a more employment are available in fisheries work. But in the last 40 years people are facing a recession in this field and there are a lot of problems occurred, A small group of people is associated with the profession of cutting wood and honey and they collect honey and after sell it to the big processing.

Works Cited

Ghosh, Amitav. The hungry tide. Penguin Books India, 2000.
Krishnendu, Mukherjee. “A “Hungry Tide”: The legal Response to Climate Change Adaptation, 2008.” (2010).
Weik, Alexa. “The home, the tide, and the world: eco-cosmopolitan encounters in Amitav Ghosh’s The Hungry Tide.” Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Vols 13.14.1 (2006): 2006-2007.



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