In a modern story, there are plenty of reasons to have a pro-environmental message, because environmental destruction is something that has only began in the comparatively recent past. The idea of human settlement being overdeveloped enough that it is negatively affecting the environment is based on humans having enough influence to do that. The classic "anti-industrialist" story relies on deforestation and pollution being conducted by an entity that is doing it unnecessarily - the profit-hungry capitalist, or the uncaring consumerist first-world public. In a story set in medieval times, humans are in most places still struggling to survive, and this is certainly true in Princess Mononoke 's setting. The people of Iron town are not wealthy; rather, they are an independent collective barely able to maintain their lifestyle due to their economic reliance on the outside for supplies and their constant conflicts with the creatures of the forest.
The Hungry Tide is a fascinating story of adventure, migration, identity, history, and unlikely love, which is set in one of the most attractive regions of the world. In the Sundarbans, a place of vengeful beauty, the lives of three people from different cultures collide. While The Hungry Tide is about the struggle for each person to find their place in the world, it 's not a novel of constant action and suspense. This doesn 't slow the pace of the novel. Amitav Ghosh keeps the pages turning with the history of the tide country, the stories of the local deities.
Those who subscribe to the foregoing points have an obligation directly or indirectly to try to implement the necessary changes”(Wikipedia “Deep Ecology” 2017 1). The protagonist of the novel, Apu is a votary of deep ecology since he favours simple living and high thinking. The present chapter is an exploration of his environmental imagination, his understanding of the country and city life, the impact of the healing touch of nature, the return to nature and continuation of the life cycle in close proximity to nature. 3.1. Environmental Imagination of Apu By ‘environmental imagination’ we mean thinking of the environment or environment related matters.
Satrapi doesn’t focus on every event significant event only the emotionally traumatizing events, the plot development is controlled by death, the Iranian Revolution and devastating moments. In the novel, Marji experiences death at a young age and as her life goes on. Marji’s biggest death she encountered was her uncle Anoosh death. This is such a traumatizing death in her life that it changes the way she thinks about life and her belief in God. She had just become very close with her uncle Anoosh so his death made her angry with the Shah and God.
Narrative Context: The Study Linguistically speaking, The Hungry Tide is a very interesting study of living dialectical varieties. The narrative backdrop of the novel- The Sunderbanislands provide a kind of linguistic utopia as a large variety of languages and dialects co-exist in harmony here, just as nature and humans are expected to be. The Tide country is a haven for different tides of languages that come and go in the form of “The Ebb: Bhata” and “The Flood: Jowar” which are titles of the two parts of the novel as well. So language, society and culture become the watchwords here in this interesting interplay of Globalisation and the entire world becomes a type of global village-‘vasudhevkutumbkam’. Many strict boundaries start dissolving, major of them being the linguistic and cultural boundaries.
The Hungry Tide a book by Amitav Ghosh, based in the Bengali Sundarbans of India, where Piya an American Scientist, studies the Irrawaddy dolphins. with Kanai a businessman and Fokir a local fisherman. Together the three go through an adventure on rivers of Sundarbans to help Piya get her research with the rare Irrawaddy dolphins. Although this book has an excellent storyline, it also has an interdisciplinary perspective. Throughout the book disciplines such as natural science, social science, and humanities are used in specific themes.
Because Aghori Sadhu’s believe that everything in the world is perfect, they never cut or wash their hair, rather, they have dreadlocks. They often roam around naked too. This they do to show their renunciation of material goods and the world altogether, killing the ego by not having any shame. So instead of wearing proper clothing, they have a small piece of cloth covering just their private areas, the rest of their bodies are covered in ashes of the dead. Cannibalism is what these Sadhus are notorious for.
For the homo sapiens, able to tame nature and to civilize the barbarian populations, the idea of the fight and conquer is deeply associated to the cult. Reality can be always controlled by responsible, wise and constructive choices. Nature can be always tamed and exploited (Bourdeau, 2004). The transposition of the environmental philosophy in the building-architectural field considers, as core of the building design, the fulfillment of the human needs and the achievement of the highest wellness also at the expense of the nature. This philosophy has been widely applied in periods in which human being was not yet aware of the irreversible damages on nature but he was able to use techniques and technologies derived by the industrial revolution.
It wouldn’t be an exaggeration if nature is called the chief protagonist of this work. The Hungry Tide, besides other concerns, is quite eloquent about the ecological concerns of the Sunderbans, the mangrove forests between the sea and the plains of Bengal, which is slowly being denuded of its biodiversity. The environmental balance in this piece of India, with a populace encompassing of the poorest of the poor, is seriously being endangered. As the scientist Mr Piddington warned against the establishment of town Canning, he said if the forest itself is endangered that is certainly to diminish the possibility of Calcutta being protected anymore against the devastating oceanic storms of Bay of Bengal. This concern for the ecological balance is visible throughout the novel.
For every living creature it’s a common thing to struggle with nature and at the same time with other beings as well. As Piya and Kanai in Ghosh’s text make deliberate decision to conserve the people and the environment of the Sundarbans with commitment and relocating themselves in the place environmental values need to be inculcated in their mind along with the idea of compulsory human responsibility to save plant earth. The rich variety of the characters in the novel The Hungry Tide, as they form intertwined historical and mythical tales, enable Ghosh to create novel which, with much empathy, forces the reader to immense difficulties inherent in sharing the humaneness in humanity, and myth and descriptions of the landscape to highlight the elemental and beautiful in nature. The Hungry Tide does not pose a solution to this conflict; it only request awareness, empathy, for both humans and animals, by the environmentalists and humanist respectively. Existence is at the end not possible without