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Volume 2 Issue 12

July 2015

The Human Spirit and its True Measure in Amitav Ghosh’s The Hungry Tide
Ms. G. Vetriselvi, 
Researcher, 
Department of English, 
Bharathidasan University Constituent College for Women, Orathanadu, 
Tanjore, Tamil Nadu, India

Dr. M. Premavathy, 
Assistant Professor, 
Department of English, 
Bharathidasan University Constituent College for Women, Orathanadu, 
Tanjore, Tamil Nadu, India
Abstract
Amitav Ghosh is the most cosmopolitan of contemporary Indian English writers. His significance has its roots in his cosmopolitanism, for he is a writer who travels and re-maps the world drawing connections across the boundaries of modern nation states. It is in this clearheaded erasure and redrawing of cultural and political lines that divide and unite that Amitav Ghosh finds his mission as a writer. The Hungry Tide has been Amitav’s most popular novel. Its title is highly suggestive and symbolic. This novel shows a division between people and nature, spiritual and humanity. The Hungry Tide is the work of a novelist at the peak of his powers. This novel is about one such community who live on the peripheries of the Indian subconscious-out in the untamed areas where India’s mighty river drains out into the sea, where sweet and saline water have no boundaries, and where tigers and snakes, crocodile and fishes roam free. This is where islands are submerged and where they reemerge, where people eke out a living from the bountiful yet threatened forest produce, where animal and human, myth and reality merge and overlap each other in the ritual survival for existence. This research paper will focus on The human spirit and its true measure in Amitav Ghosh’s The Hungry Tide.
Keywords
Human Spirit; True Measure; Amitav Ghosh; The Hungry Tide.
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