The ‘Tide Country’ of the Sunderbans (Bangladesh Indian boarder)

The Tide Country of the Sunderbans (Bangladesh Indian Boarder)

I hope Amitav Ghosh will be ok with me reproducing two pages of the novel The Hungry Tide, Harper Collins 2004/5

It offers a brilliant description of the vast area of tidal mangrove forests which are the setting for the book.

“The tides reach as far as two hundred miles inland and everyday thousands of acres of forest disappear underwater, only to reemerge hours later.”

(Click on images and they should be readable)

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It is also worth looking at Google Earth – there are some photos – and the complexity of the delta is revealed!!

 

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