The forest service guard is ordered to accompany Piya on her survey of the Sundarbans. Though he seems reasonable at first (despite his required firearm), he soon shows Piya that he's not to be trusted. Piya watches him prey on local fishermen, and when Piya falls overboard, the guard seems relatively unconcerned. He also forces her to pay him a great sum of money in order to be able to leave.
The Forest Guard Character Timeline in The Hungry Tide
The timeline below shows where the character The Forest Guard appears in The Hungry Tide. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Part 1: The Launch
...sweet when she learns that she'll be forced to accept the accompaniment of an armed forest guard . After they leave the office, the guard becomes very brisk and self-important. He leads... (full context)
Part 1: The Fall
When Piya points out the boat and asks for a detour, she notices that the forest guard looks suddenly predatory. Mejda turns his boat towards the fishing boat, and Piya believes they... (full context)
Part 1: Snell's Window