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The hungry tide

By: Ghosh, Amitav.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New Delhi HarperCollins Publishers 2004Description: 402 p.ISBN: 9780007432974.Subject(s): General | Fiction | Americans - Sundarbans (Bangladesh and India) - Fiction | Dolphins - Fiction | Ecological disturbances - Fiction | Human ecology - Fiction | Rural poor - Fiction | Women scientists - FictionDDC classification: 823.914 Summary: Between the sea and the plains of Bengal, on the easternmost coast of India, lies an immense archipelago of islands. Some are vast and some no larger than sandbars; some have lasted through recorded history while others have just washed into being. These are the Sundarbans. Here there are no borders to divide fresh water from salt, river from sea, even land from water. Here, for hundreds of year only the truly dispossessed braved the man-eating tigers and the crocodiles who rule there, to eke a precarious existence from the mud. Here, at the beginning of the last century, a vision Scotsman founded a utopian settlement where peoples of all races, classes and religions and religions could live together.
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Between the sea and the plains of Bengal, on the easternmost coast of India, lies an immense archipelago of islands. Some are vast and some no larger than sandbars; some have lasted through recorded history while others have just washed into being. These are the Sundarbans. Here there are no borders to divide fresh water from salt, river from sea, even land from water. Here, for hundreds of year only the truly dispossessed braved the man-eating tigers and the crocodiles who rule there, to eke a precarious existence from the mud. Here, at the beginning of the last century, a vision Scotsman founded a utopian settlement where peoples of all races, classes and religions and religions could live together.

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