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International Journal of Humanities and Education Research

Vol. 6, Issue 1, Part B (2024)

Amitav Ghosh’s The Hungry Tide: A study of eco-criticism


Dr. Anil Kumar


The study of the intricate relationship between nature and humans is explored in literature through a new term, 'Eco-criticism'. Eco-critical theory underscores the importance of both humans and the physical environment as depicted in literature. In the 21st century, eco-criticism highlights an increasing awareness of environmental issues. Currently, environmental degradation has become a significant global concern. Global warming and carbon emissions are among the contributors to this degradation. If the negative effects of ecological degradation are not addressed promptly, our modern civilization may collapse. Jnanpith award winner Amitav Ghosh, in his novel The Hungry Tide, discusses nature, people, environmental issues, and climate change in the Sundarbans tidal area. This is why I have chosen The Hungry Tide as my case study to explore the connection between humans and nature. This paper will demonstrate how human activities, driven by a lack of awareness about conservation, impact nature. It will examine how nature and humans are portrayed in The Hungry Tide-whether as protectors or destroyers of each other. Additionally, I aim to highlight the role of humans in maintaining harmony between humanity and nature, ensuring the survival of both in the era of globalization.

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International Journal of Humanities and Education Research
How to cite this article:
Dr. Anil Kumar. Amitav Ghosh’s The Hungry Tide: A study of eco-criticism. Int. J. Humanit. Educ. Res. 2024;6(1):83-85. DOI: 10.33545/26649799.2024.v6.i1b.76
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