As I’ve been reading further into The Hungry Tide, I’ve started to notice a recurring theme surrounding marriage. All three marriages we have seen so far in the narrative (Piya’s parents, Fokir and Moyna, and Nilima and Nirmal) have been extremely rocky, even that of Nilima and Nirmal, who supposedly loved each other deeply. It seems as though Ghosh is trying to make a statement about marriage, and I wonder if it partly has to do with geography, as Fokir and Nirmal become dissatisfied upon moving to the Sundarbans for their wives. I was wondering if anyone else had any thoughts on this?
Marriage in The Hungry Tide