Ecological Imperialism In The Hungry Tide

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‘Ecology’ is delineated as the scientific study of the relationship between the organisms and the environment. The theory Ecological Imperialism insinuates that colonization or annexation was not only a way of cultural and political oppression or tyranny, but also a kind of environmental intimidation and violence. Ghosh in this novel, The Hungry Tide created two groups of characters in order to contextualize an enormous ecological catastrophe faced by our world today. One group embodied to maintain the ecological sustainabilityis the representatives of deep ecology. The other group pursuing material prosperity with the aid of recent emerging technologies is represented as the supporters of shallow ecology. Man-made ecological crisis paves the way for ecological imperialism. In this novel, the forest officers did man-made crisis. The notion of ecological imperialism is vividly expressed in the incident Morichjhapi in this novel. Ghosh emphasizes the obliteration of the settlers of Morichjhapi by policemen, on the basis of enhancement and conservation of wild life. Man’s avarice for earthly pleasures has persuaded him to behave unsympathetically towards nature which is now on the verge of imperils. Our present ecosystem…show more content…
Ghosh in this novel, The Hungry Tide created two groups of characters in order to contextualize an enormous ecological catastrophe faced by our world today. One group embodied to maintain the ecological sustainability is the representatives of deep ecology. The other group pursuing material prosperity with the aid of recent emerging technologies is represented as the supporters of shallow

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