I met Marjorie Sykes in 1992 in West Yorkshire, UK. We were staying at a friend's house as guests for half a month. She became an young English teacher at Bishsha Bharati. She was also translating Rabindranath's literary works. Her closeness with Rabindranath took her till the poet's final day.
The Hungry Tide is a novel, and its author is Amitav Ghosh. The setting of the book includes Sundarbans, an mangrove tropical forest and the estuary of Bay of Bengal areas. Like his other books, I have enjoyed reading this book, finding his usual mastery in weaving historical events succulently.
Rabinranath Tagore was a Nobel Prize Lauriate for literature, but he gave considerable time for rural development in Bengal part of India. The involved people in the development were the poor raiyats of his zamindary. The ideas he developed are still in use for the poor in developing countries.
As the workshop offered the participants adequate time, they were able to come up with many vital suggestions, which were crucial to enrich their inner strength for voluntary service.