The Hungry Tide

The Hungry Tide

by

Amitav Ghosh

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Bãdh

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 full term analysis)

Bhotbhoti

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 full term analysis)

Mohona

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 full term analysis)