A review, and links to other information about and reviews of The Calcutta Chromosome by Amitav Ghosh. The Calcutta Chromosome: A Novel of Fevers, Delirium and Discovery. Amitav Ghosh, Author William Morrow & Company $23 (p) ISBN . From Victorian lndia to near-future New York, The Calcutta Chromosome takes readers on a wondrous journey through time as a computer programmer trapped .

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Murugan was obsessed with Ronald Ross, who had received the Nobel Prize in for his work on malaria. Cred ca citate ar fi fost de ajuns, dar acum depinde si de viziunea editorului. The outer layer has science fiction trappings.

Das Calcutta Chromosom – Deutschland. While exploring a scientist’s quest for a cure, this story sort of questions the validity of the scientific claims, in so far as how completely ‘scientific’ it really is. Please review our privacy policy.

Given the genre of the book, I don’t know whether questioning them is right or not.

A chance bit of data causes Antar to recall a bizarre encounter he had with L. Amitav Ghosh offers a blend of science fiction, speculation, and the occult in this book.

The Calcutta Chromosome: A Novel of Fevers, Delirium & Discovery

We acknowledge and remind and warn you dhromosome they may, in fact, be entirely unrepresentative of the actual reviews by any other measure. Silence is a recurring theme in the novel, originating from the often-stated premise that to say something is to change it. The story is intriguing and the best thing about Ghosh’s narrative is it’s delightfully engaging despite the non-linearity. Antar’s computer, known as Ava, is a pretty neat thing, able to speak in any dialect and do a good number of things, but otherwise Ghosh’s future sounds out of date even these few years after he wrote it.


The man is clearly a human encyclopaedia. Per total cartea este o lectura placuta, si era sa omit, la chromisome moment dat apar si niste fantome, insa in opinia mea, cresc nivelul de ambiguitatea ce planeaza asupra scenariului, desi sunt binevenite. You feel something’s amiss. Turns out he doesn’t.

The Calcutta Chromosome

Or at least one of the points – silence. Murugan a little character, Ghosh saddles the poor man with cod-American speech, a move which has the opposite effect, and instantly cuts the poor man down to a caricature.

It turns out the discoveries are surprising, as is how he came to make them. There are other figures in Calcutta — a journalist, a writer, and others — who play larger roles, and some of the story comes together quite nicely.

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Ghosh offers a mild dystopia here. Just that the end was a sour patch.

The Calcutta Chromosome by Amitav Ghosh. Just completing the book, my mind is left swirling with unanswered questions but an implicit sense of understanding that there is something beneath this story about malaria and the scientist Ross across the past, present, and future.


When Antar discovers the battered I. I had no idea what the book was about when I started reading it, which turned out to be a good thing because I was pleasantly surprised with what the book offered.

Reviewed by Kritika Goyal. From Victorian lndia to near-future New York, The Calcutta Chromosome takes readers on a wondrous journey through time as a computer programmer trapped in a mind-numbing job hits upon a curious item that will forever change his life.

The Calcutta Chromosome: A Novel of Fevers, Delirium & Discovery by Amitav Ghosh

That, of course, snarls him in complications as well. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Author information Copyright and License information Disclaimer. Dec 14, Rachel rated it liked it Shelves: The plot uses a whole lot of themes – s “The Glass Palace” is one of my all time favourites, and I find it difficult to believe that it was written by the same author.

Ghosh writes in an engaging manner, with lots of humour. Works by Amitav Ghosh. Set in an unspecified time in the future, this medical thriller takes the readers through a wondrous journey of time.