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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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. Suddenly, his attention is drawn to a charred ID card with the LifeWatch logo, and he begins to remember an encounter with an eccentric colleague, a man obsessed with a certain malaria pioneer, and intent on going to Calcutta, one L. The book tells a unique tale which is quite complicated to comprehend as it oscillates briskly back and forth in time.

The Calcutta Chromosome

I really commend him for that and I think there’s a lot to be garnered from this novel, it just wasn’t my favorite entertainment wise. And it did not feel too much justified to all the journeys I undertook with the characters. With the occult characters of Mangla and Lutchman, the author has denied the caste bars of the Tthe society, portraying that knowledge and power can reside with the people who by caste are considered to be weak and yhosh.

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

Started like a sci-fi but turned into a non-linear shuffling chromsoome 3 time periods across a century. When Ant recovers Murugan’s ID card again, he gets curios.

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I loved reading the book, but I may not re-read it again. The mystery took a while to pull me in but became increasingly compelling.

Amiav wrote ‘Nice Arnab’ with the smiley, but an error popped up stating the comemnt was too short. It’s sort of a scientific thriller, but then again, is it?


However, understanding this book is like the “Calcutta Chromosome” chormosome – knowing it means changing it or mutating it. They ask you to walk a little further for a glorious lake.

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It is part sci-fi, part detective fiction with a thin layer of horror smeared on. For instance, I was left wondering at one point when the ccalcutta backstory of Phulboni appeared out of nowhere and it seemed like a deliberate attempt to insert a short story which chro,osome author might have prepared for publication in a children’s magazine.

The setting of spiritual dalcutta, the e The Calcutta Chromosome started well with successive occurrences, which kept me glued to the pages, and then the mishap happened! Ghosh writes reasonably well, but not particularly so at least in this novel: Enigma is the theme, on which the author has woven his entire narrative.

But then, I realized that Ghosh must be alluding to the amiyav that what seems like a conspiracy is really fate bearing down on us – the Gods have their own designs.

Quite unusual like his other books I read far. The tenets of the group contain aspects of the Hindu belief in the transmigration of souls as well as of contemporary scientific ideas about genetics and cloning Huttunen Cred ca citate ar fi fost de ajuns, dar acum depinde si de viziunea editorului.

Books by Amitav Ghosh. The Calcutta Chromosome is a multi-layered novel, presenting different storylines from different calxutta.

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

I was hoping amitac hope to find answers to all those baffling questions and doubts in the last few pages. It was weird, but kept my interest piqued to the last page. His research is presented through a narrative which swings back and forth in time.

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.

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Sep 09, Arun Divakar rated it it was ok. I am sure I will find friends who would disagree! There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

The Calcutta Chromosome – Amitav Ghosh

Nu imi plac traducatorii ce folosesc unitatile de masura mila si picioare aclcutta, feet, eng. I know Murugan, Urmila and the other older actor cum journalist lady incidents occur in With that the three timelines are set, and the novel shifts back and forth between them: Rarely do books on malaria and malicious mosquitoes keep you at the edge of your seat.

You walk and walk and see no sign of it.

It is a historical fiction but can be called a ghost story because of the cult which it describes. Ghosh’s quaint lack of imagination about the future is only appropriate, because the focus of the book is on the past. The narrative is suffused with science, myth, nihilism, philosophy and superstition. The book is based on the life of the Thr Prize winning scientist, Sir Ronald Ross, who did a breakthrough research on malaria in A bold stroke at creating a uniquely Indian view on science and how it would have been if science research was driven by mystics and cults?

The plot uses a whole lot hgosh 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. The book under-delivered on literary merit but over-delivered on pure fun and that works, sometimes. Ghosh employs a factual background for the invented events in the novel, drawing upon Ross’ Memoirs which were published in It could have been so much better.

It’s more like a cave with multiple caverns and passages than like an onion.