Reader ß The Hungry Tide 352 pages à Naturaltreatment

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Reader ß The Hungry Tide 352 pages à Naturaltreatment ↠ 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 Rzoek 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

Kindle ✓ The Hungry Tide á Amitav Ghosh

Onisten 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 I have mixed feelings about The Hungry Tide Amitav Ghosh tells a large story firmly set in a particular place the Mangrove covered islands in the estuary of the Ganges River The story has everything love class difference political conflict natural and man made catastrophes and of course dolphins tigers and crocodiles dangerous encounters with the latter two friendly encounters with the first And that's the problem The story is contrived and contains dialogue that freuently doesn't ring true Moreover Ghosh is maybe too eager to teach us what he knows of the natural history of his native land about the Irrawaddy Dolphin for example than I ever wanted to know Overarching all of this is a kind authorial sensitivity working manfully towards a suitably acceptable happy ending Still one reads forward swept along by Ghosh's big story He is trying I think to write a best seller with enough literary art to stop just short of being embarrassing He succeeds for the most part but it all seems a little too calculated and nice to this cynical reader Yes I liked it sort of but is that enough?

Amitav Ghosh á The Hungry Tide Pdf

The Hungry TideIn 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 I know Amitav Ghosh isn't for everyone but I just adore his writing I can't think of another author who can transport me to another place the way he does whether it's India somewhere else in Asia the US or the UK I haven't yet visited the Sundarbans but after reading The Hungry Tide I feel like I've suelched my toes in the mud and scratched my skin on the mangrove roots of that regionPiya Roy and Kanai rhymes with Hawaii Dutt meet on a train when both are traveling to the Sundarbans; Piya to study the Irrawaddy dolphin population and Kanai to visit his aunt and review a manuscript left to him by his long departed uncle Through a series of events Piya unexpectedly finds herself on Lusibari island taking up Kanai's casual invitation to look him up while she's in the area Both get caught up in the region's past in different ways and by the end they have both mapped out a future for themselves that is tied to the Sundarbans The story includes themes about conservation ecology displacement human trafficking caste literacy and economic disparityOne thing I didn't really find convincing was the idea that either of the main characters would have seriously contemplated any kind of romantic involvement with each other There didn't seem to be any spark But that was such an inconseuential element of the story that it didn't lessen my overall enjoyment at all