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Protectors of nature: An ecocritical rendering of Amitav Ghosh’s the hungry tide
Sandhya G.,
Published in Research India Publications
Volume: 10
Issue: 23
Pages: 43682 - 43685
The escalating environmental problems and its impact pose a major threat to the humans and the environment. Man is always left in the lurch by natural disasters like famine, drought, flood and earthquake etc. We are facing the global crisis today mainly because we are concerned more about the functioning of the ethical system rather worrying about the functioning of the ecosystem. The only solution to solve the crisis is finding the lacking element in the functioning of ecosystem and trying to reform them. The survival of human life is impossible without the natural world. Nature is regenerative and inturn a revenger, the mother earth has an infinite power to cause destruction to humans and it is left in the hands of human to handle the natural world with care and caution. Due to this prevailing environmental degradation there came up a range of environmental movements and activists voiced for the protection of the environment. Some of the prominent activists include Aldo Leopold, Wangari Maathai, and Rachael Carson. Inspite of these movements and activists there were people from various disciplines who have come forward to voice for the voiceless. Literature being the mirror of society reflects the actual contemporary world issues and writers feel it is their responsibility to bring about some changes in the accelerating environmental problems through their writings. Amitav Ghosh is one of the reputed Indian writers whose novels project the social, political, cultural and the environmental issues of the past and present. His novel “The Hungry Tide” deals with the wrath of nature and the colonial suppression in a predominantly. This paper aims to bring to light some of the major and minor characters who raise their voice in order to protect nature and their immediate environment. © Research India Publications.
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JournalInternational Journal of Applied Engineering Research
PublisherResearch India Publications
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