Eco-Critical Approach of Amitav Ghosh and Kamala Markandaya


  • Mr. Vinod Manoharrao Kukade



Colonization, Degradation, Environment, Eco-criticism, Imperialism, Relationship


This paper deals with the eco-critical approach of Amitav Ghosh and Kamala Markandaya in their select novels. The focus is on finding the approach of Amitav Ghosh and Kamala Markandaya towards continuous devastation of the natural atmosphere and deterioration of the relationship between man and nature. Both the writers are called great environmentalists who criticize the inhuman behaviour and ill-treatment of the human beings towards the aspects of nature. The healthy atmosphere of the universe has been getting destroyed since long back by different illogical and unethical attitude of the people towards one another and towards the nature. Both the writers have highlighted in their novels the imperialistic tendency of the colonizers and growing modernization which devastated the healthy environment and broke the amicable relationship between man and nature. This paper studies the Sea of Poppies (2008) of Amitav Ghosh and The Coffer Dams (1969) of Kamala Markandaya. An analytical method is used to go through the study.


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Author Biography

Mr. Vinod Manoharrao Kukade

Assistant Professor

Department of English

Fule-Ambedkar College of Social Work

Gadchiroli, Maharashtra, India


Mehta Vineet. Ecocritical Concerns in the Fiction of Amitav Ghosh. Patiala: Aab Publications, 2015. Print, p. 72

Ghosh, Amitav. Sea of Poppies. Penguine India, 2015, p. 85

Ibid, p. 85

Misra, Parvati. Class Consciousness in the Novels of Kamala Markandaya. New Delhi: Atlantic Publishers, 2009, p. 15.

Markandaya, Kamala. The Coffer Dams. Gurgaon: Penguine India, 2008. p.107.




How to Cite

Kukade, M. V. M. . (2022). Eco-Critical Approach of Amitav Ghosh and Kamala Markandaya. SMART MOVES JOURNAL IJELLH, 10(3), 10–21.




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