The Hungry Tide

Fri 29 August 2014 by Thejaswi Puthraya

No one, and I repeat "no one" can describe the beauty of the Gangetic delta as well as Amitav Ghosh. The inhabitants of the tiny islands in the delta have made peace with the tide but they fear it when it is accompanied by the storm.

In this book, he documents the story of a fisherman, a cretacean researcher and an urbane translator and their experiences in the "tide country".

Amitav Ghosh's description of the delta makes one yearn for a visit and experience the tidal phenomenon first hand.