Analysis Of The Hungry Tide

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Ghosh intertwines two different cultures in this novel through Kanai Dutt, Fokir and Piyali Roy. Fokir represents the indigenous culture of Sundarbans and Kanai Dutt symbolizes the foreign culture. Ghosh vibrantly portrayed the conflict between two different cultures with his mastered method of Magic Realism. The Hungry Tide conveys the breaking of cultural boundaries and borders through the attainments and achievements of the characters of the novel. It deals with the thought that culture is not an obstruction to accomplish one’s goal. In this novel, Ghosh uses the journey as a path to self detection. He advocates a human centered world which is devoid of caste, creed, race, sex and religion. He highlights the breaking down of the artificial boundaries between nation and people. The novel opens up new and unexpected arenas, ethnic, cultural and territorial barriers. This paper focuses on the perception of Ghosh on cultural intersection as the pinnacle of human accomplishment.
Key Words: culture, conflict, exploitation, territorial barriers.
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Amitav Ghosh’s The Hungry Tide (2005), certainly, the novel published in the after effects of 9/11, attempts the environmental concerns, cultural elements and the principles of the globalization, becoming one of the first classics of eco criticism. In a distant area such as the Sundarbans, where the novel is set, which lie, broadly speaking, at the bottom of modern globalization and its new
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