A standout amongst the most excellent books, I’ve ever read. In the event that there’s any individual who can paint a photo with dialect, it’s Amitav Ghosh.

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Each page makes you encounter an uncommon situation; you’re discovered between needing to clutch each word and the avidness to dive more profound into the story.

The Hungry Tide brings out the magical universe of the Sundarbans exceptionally well. It is set amongst the little, poor and confined groups of the Sundarbans, the mangrove marshlands that assemble at the mouth of the colossal Ganges Delta. Sunderbans mean the beautiful forest.

I like to quote here beautiful lines from the novel

‘we who have always thought of joy,

as rising….feel the emotion

that almost amazes us

when a happy thing falls. ‘

The Plot is interesting, amazingly woven between the two lead characters of Piya and Kanai. Nirmal’s notebook particularly adds a kind of a mystery to the water mazes of Sunderbans.

With Ghosh’s narrative, you could envision, for a case, each drop of water that spouts into eyes and mouth, and hotly fluttering legs before you see a man suffocating. While reading, I was for all intents and purposes transported and lived by the Sunderbans’ unbounded water channels, viewed the dolphins in the winter chill and survived its violent winds. The explanation of the exotic, whether scientific, geographic, or historical can be as engaging as the lives of the characters.

Ghosh hypnotizes you with the excellence of the scene, its waterways and tides, mangroves and thick woods. The author leaves a few different points of interest with little esteem to the general plot and a few remaining details loosened. He perhaps anticipates that mature reader will envision their own rendition of untold stories.

Generally speaking, The Hungry Tide: A Novel is an extremely tasteful excursion. It positively swept me away into an abstract sea, and I am now a fan of Amitav Ghosh who looks forward to his novels.