The Hungry Tide

The Hungry Tide


Amitav Ghosh

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The high, mud and silt embankment that protects the island of Lusibari from the high tide. During cyclones, the bãdh also keeps the island from flooding too badly. read analysis of Bãdh


A large boat with a diesel engine. Horen's bhotbhoti, the Megha, has several cabins, multiple levels, and is powerful enough to tow Fokir's sixteen-foot rowboat. read analysis of Bhotbhoti


In the Sundarbans, a mohona is where several waterways that divide the islands meet. They can be quite small during low tide, but can appear never-ending at high tide. read analysis of Mohona