The Hungry Tide
Book by Amitav Ghosh
Published by HarperCollins, 2004-05
The Hungry Tide is Amitav Ghosh’s sixth novel. The Marichjhanpi massacre of 1978-79 forms a background for the novel. (The massacre was perpetrated by the CPIM when they were ruling West Bengal. It involved forcible eviction thousands of Bengali refugees from Bangladesh, who had settled on the island, after being invited to West Bengal by the CPIM leadership.)
It won the 2004 Hutch Crossword Book Award for Fiction and was among the final nominees for the 2006 Kiriyama Prize.