A Study on the Role of Amitav Ghosh's Novel Sea of Poppies

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Amit Dhawan, Japneet Kaur


Amitav Ghosh's novel Sea of Poppies is a picture of colonialism and its environmental impact. Opium production and its devastating impact on people's lives and the environment are the subject of the novel. In this paper, I'll describe the changes that occur as a result of opium manufacture, as well as how Hukum Singh's death was caused by opium addiction. People are forced to grow opium on their farms by the British. Opium has an effect on the novel's typical behaviour of birds, animals, and insects As illustrated in this novel, colonisation wreaked havoc on the country's ecosystem in the nineteenth century. The hiring of a French botanist as assistant curator of Calcutta's Botanical Garden accomplishes nothing in terms of native species protection when compared to the devastation wrought by colonial authority. Paulette, a character in the narrative, is an example of a natural child. The parable emphasises the relevance of plant seeds in human life. For example, Deeti and Sarju regard them as precious assets for their future. The Ganga is revered as sacred by locals from Bihar to Calcutta, and it is regarded as the people's lifeline. Deeti sees her future in the storey thanks to the river's mystical influence. During colonial rule in India, Ghosh attempted to illustrate the devastation of natural habitat.


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Amit Dhawan, Japneet Kaur. (2022). A Study on the Role of Amitav Ghosh’s Novel Sea of Poppies. Turkish Journal of Computer and Mathematics Education (TURCOMAT), 12(12), 4857–4863. https://doi.org/10.17762/turcomat.v12i12.12397