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El libro THE HUNGRY TIDE escrito en español sobre Literatura contiene 400 paginas, escritas por el escritor AMITAV GHOSH , 2005 distribuido por la editoral HARPERCOLLINS PUB.

  • Autor AMITAV GHOSH , 2005
  • Categoria Literatura
  • Editorial HARPERCOLLINS PUB.
  • Paginas 400
  • ISBN 9780007141784

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From the author of The Crystal Palace, the most acclaimed bestseller.

The Hungry Tide is a rich and exotic saga set in Calcutta and the vast island archipelago of the Bay of Bengal.

An Indian myth says that when the Ganges River first came down from the heavens, the force of the waterfall was so great that the earth would have been destroyed if it had not been for the god Shiva, who tamed the torrent by trapping it in his dreadlocks.

It is only when the Ganges approaches the Bay of Bengal that it is released and separated into thousands of wandering filaments.

The result is the Sundarbans, a vast expanse of mangrove forest, a half-drowned land where the waters of the Himalayas merge with the incoming tides of the sea.

This vast archipelago of islands is the setting for Amitav Ghosh's new novel.

In the Sundarbans the tides reach more than 100 miles inland and every day thousands of hectares of forest disappear only to resurface hours later.

As dense as mangrove forests are, from a human point of view they are only a little less arid than a desert.

There is a terrible and vengeful beauty here, a place full of crocodiles, snakes, sharks and man-eating tigers, this is the only place on earth where man is prey more often than predator.

And it is in this field that an eccentric and rich Scot named Daniel Hamilton tried to create a utopian society, of all races and religions, and conquer the power of the Sundarbans.

In January 2001, a small ship arrives to carry out an ecological study of this vast but little-known environment, and scientists on board begin to track the journeys of the descendants of this society.

Biografia de AMITAV GHOSH , 2005

Amitav Ghosh nació en Calcuta en 1956 y vivió en Bangladesh (entonces Pakistán Oriental), Sri Lanka, Irán e India.

Después de graduarse de la Universidad de Delhi fue a Oxford para estudiar Antropología Social.

Ha vivido y trabajado en Egipto, Camboya y Delhi, entre otros lugares, y el resultado de sus experiencias se ha reflejado en sus artículos periodísticos y obras como El círculo de la razón (1986), Líneas de sombra (1988), El cromosoma Calcuta (1996) y El cromosoma de cristal (2000).

Actualmente vive en Nueva York y enseña en la Universidad de Columbia.

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