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The Hungry Tide

Amitav Ghosh

Verlag: Ravi Dayal Publisher, Delhi, 2005
ISBN 10: 8175300523 / ISBN 13: 9788175300521
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Titel: The Hungry Tide

Verlag: Ravi Dayal Publisher, Delhi

Erscheinungsdatum: 2005

Einband: Hardcover

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Auflage: 5th or later edition.


Between the sea and the plains of Bengal, on the easternmost coast of India, lies an immense archipelago of islands. Some are vast and some no larger than sandbars; some have lasted through recorded history while others have just washed into being. These are the Sundarbans. Here there are no borders to divide fresh water from salt, river from sea, even land from water. Here, for hundreds of years, only the truly dispossessed braved the man-eating tigers and the crocodiles who rule there, to eke a precarious existence from the mud. Here, at the beginning of the last century, a visionary Scotsman founded a utopian settlement where peoples of all races, classes and religions could live together. The settlers of the Sundarbans believe that anyone without a pure heart who ventures into the watery labyrinth will never return. It is the arrival of Piyali Roy, of Indian parentage but stubbornly American, and of Kanai Dutt, a sophisticated Delhi businessman, that disturbs the delicate balance of settlement life. Kanai has returned to the islands on the request of his aunt, a local figure, for the first time since the death of his uncle, a political radical who died mysteriously in the aftermath of a local uprising. When Piya, who is on the track of the rare river dolphins, hires Fokir, an illiterate but proud local man to guide her through the backwaters, Kanai becomes her translator. From this moment, the tide begins to turn. The Hungry Tide is a remarkable book, a whirlwind work of the imagination, as epic in its scope and ambition as the much loved and bestselling The Glass Palace. Printed Pages: 403. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2118

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Inhaltsangabe: Amitav Ghosh has discovered another new territory, summoning a singular, fascinating place, another world, from its history and myth and bringing it to life. Yet 'The Hungry Tide' also explores another and far more unknowable jungle: the human spirit. It is a novel that asks at every turn: what man can take the true measure of another. This is a remarkable book, a whirlwind work of the imagination, as epic in its scope and ambition as Amitav Ghosh's previous, widely acclaimed novels.

Über den Autor: Amitav Ghosh was born in Calcutta in 1956 and raised and educated in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Iran, Egypt, India, and the United Kingdom, where he received his Ph.D. in social anthropology from Oxford. Acclaimed for fiction, travel writing, and journalism, his books include The Circle of Reason, The Shadow Lines, In an Antique Land, and Dancing in Cambodia. His previous novel, The Glass Palace, was an international bestseller that sold more than a half-million copies in Britain. Recently published there, The Hungry Tide has been sold for translation in twelve foreign countries and is also a bestseller abroad. Ghosh has won France's Prix Medici Etranger, India's prestigious Sahitya Akademi Award, the Arthur C. Clarke Award, and the Pushcart Prize. He now divides his time between Harvard University, where he is a visiting professor, and his homes in India and Brooklyn, New York.

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