The Hungry Tide

The Hungry Tide

by

Amitav Ghosh

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Kusum met Rajen when she went to find her mother in Dhanbad. He was a kind man who had become disabled after a bus accident. He offered Kusum a place to stay in his shack and later suggested they marry in order to help both Kusum and Kusum's mother. He died five years later, leaving Kusum with nothing but Fokir, who was three years old at the time.
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Rajen Character Timeline in The Hungry Tide

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Part 1: Blown Ashore
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...and went there. Fortunately, she met a man at the station from tide country named Rajen. He'd been disabled after being hit by a bus, and he invited her to stay... (full context)
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When Kusum and Rajen went back, Rajen suggested that he and Kusum marry so that they could care for... (full context)