The Endangered Dolphin of the Endangered River: An Eco-critical Study of Amitav Ghosh’s The Hungry Tide

Authors

  • Dayal Chakrabortty Guest Lecture of English Department at Netaji Mahavidyalaya, Arambagh, Hooghly, West Bengal, India.

Abstract

Eco-criticism is the study of the relationship between the man and the environment. In 1989, in W.L.A conference Glotfelty presented a paper where she coined the term ‘Eco-criticism’ in the book The Eco-criticism Reader. Eco-criticism is first coined by Cheryll Glotfelty and Harold Fromm. There many Indian English writer who are celebrating the nature. Amitav Ghosh was one of the legendary writers to present nature in literature. In his one of the celebrated novels The Hungry Tide he focuses on the nature of the endangered river the history of Dolphin and the relationship between the nature and the human beings. The present paper deals with the eco-critical aspect of the novel of The Hungry Tide and the history of Dolphin.

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Published

2018-09-28