‘The Hungry Tide’-Amitav Ghosh

Basics of the book
Author Amitav Ghosh
Picture of the Author
ISBN 978-81-7223-613-7
Price [INR] 250/-
Pages 400
Story Line/Main Plot Love, Science & Research  and History
No. of Characters 6 central characters
Tone of writing Excellent English with a touch of poetry
My take on the book
Do I recommend No.
Reasons being > I felt that the books’ tone is so captive that you expect something to come up by the time you reach the end of it but then there is nothing to look forward to.>Though the narration is expressive and adds the touch of history about the Royal Bengal Tiger, Sundarbans and the people of Tide country-which is really interesting to know- there is still something missing.

>The plot also revolves round the relationships and that I felt was probably not dealt extensively.On the other hand>I like the way the history is easily slipped in between the storyline without making it boring or sound like a history book.>I really liked the way Amitav writes-his hold on language is so strong that it creates a picture in front of you while you read.

>The characters of the storyline-Piya,Kanai,Fokir,Moyna,Kusum & Nirmal-belong to different world’s of their own and carry different set of beliefs but their roots trace back to the Tide Country. The smoothness with which Amitav has brought them all together is great.