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The Calcutta Chromosome

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Published by Avon .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Number of Pages306
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7435003M
ISBN 100380794934
ISBN 109780380794935


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It is partly a thriller, partly science fiction, partly (imaginary) medical history. It moves back and forth in time and in place, from colonial India to near-future USA.

After a slow start, the book absorbs the reader in a confusing and multi-layered story/5. 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.

When Antar discovers the battered I.D. card of a long-lost acquaintance, he is suddenly drawn into a spellbinding adventure across centuries and around the. The Calcutta Chromosome is a English-language novel by Indian author Amitav Ghosh.

The book, for the most part set in Calcutta at some unspecified time in the future, is a medical thriller that dramatizes the adventures of apparently disconnected people who are. Plot Summary. Amitav Ghosh’s novel The Calcutta Chromosome is a multi-layered, postmodernist narrative told through the interplay of past and future.

Ghosh shapes the narrative through a series of micro-narratives that are woven together through a combination of memory, storytelling, and mystical inferences. destabilisation and decentring as narrative principles.

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The Calcutta Chromosome: A Novel of Fevers, Delirium & Discovery From Victorian lndia to near-future New York, The Calcutta Chromosome takes readers on a 3/5(8).

Editions for The Calcutta Chromosome: (Paperback published in ), (Paperback published in ), (Paperback published Cited by: The Calcutta Chromosome is a English-language novel by Indian author Amitav book, set in s Calcutta and New York City at some unspecified time in the future, is a medical thriller that dramatizes the adventures of people who are brought together by a mysterious turn of events.

The book is loosely based on the life and times of Sir Ronald Ross, the Nobel Prize–winning. The Calcutta Chromosome. ISBN: Type: A Novel Publisher: Ravi Dayal Publishers.

This novel has been described as "a kind of mystery thriller" (India Today). The Calcutta Chromosome is incredibly constructed. So well, in fact, that it gives the reader the feeling that it actually turns in on itself.

In the beginning there are a few seemingly unrelated plotlines that merge gracefully until they become one at the end of the book and leaving the reader want much more (and a warm bed with tea!).5/5(5). The Calcutta Chromosome is one of those books that's marketed as a mainstream thriller even though it is an excellent science fiction novel (It won the prestigious Arthur C.

Clarke Award). The main character is a man named Antar, whose job is to monitor a somewhat finicky /5(). Book review - The Calcutta Chromosome A Novel of Fevers, Delirium and Discovery by Amitav Ghosh. If he had maintained the narration like he did in the middle of the book, it would have been an extremely interesting book to read.

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. When Antar discovers the battered I.D.

card of a long-lost acquaintance, he is suddenly drawn into a spellbinding adventure across centuries and around the Brand: HarperCollins Publishers. From Victorian lndia to near-future New York, The Calcutta Chromosome takes readers on a wondrous journey through time as a computer programmer trapped.

An authority on the Nobel Prize-winning scientist Sir Ronald Ross, who solved the malaria puzzle in Calcutta inMurugan is in search of the elusive 'Calcutta Chromosome'. With its astonishing range of characters, advanced computer science, religious cults and wonderful portraits of Victorian and contemporary India, The Calcutta Chromosome.

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Robert Asprin. It is really hard to define what kind of book this is, something like a Victorian science fiction/fiction label might come somewhat close.

The story jumps back and forth in time and follows different characters, weaving everything together beautifully. The Calcutta chromosome by Amitav Ghosh,Avon Books edition, in English - 1st by: Silence Has Its Own Voice In The Calcutta Chromosome, the demiurge of Silence is significant to the unfolding of the story.

Beneath the din and cacophony of Calcutta it thrives in the most secret of places, weaving its web of creation, mutating and adapting to ensure. Book Review: The Calcutta Chromosome. There are stories which live a life even after the book is finished.

The tale of The Calcutta Chromosome surely lives that way. Not because it is profound, not because it is life changing but because it has a great plot and an even greater build up to the finishing line but an unresolved and unsettled. "The Calcutta Chromosome is one of those books that's marketed as a mainstream thriller even though it is an excellent science fiction novel (it won the prestigious Arthur C.

The Calcutta chromosome: a novel of fevers, delirium and discovery by Amitav Ghosh; 9 editions; First published in ; Subjects: Fiction, Predestination in fiction, Predestination, India in fiction, Fiction in Italian, Scientists; Places: Calcutta (India), India. Books; The Calcutta Chromosome; The Calcutta Chromosome An empathetic look at a heartbreaking city.

Written by Sumana Mukherjee | Updated: October 7, am The Epic City: The World on the Streets of Calcutta Kushanava Choudhury (Bloomsbury Circus pages; Rs ) Calcutta is personal.

Amitav Ghosh's "The Calcutta Chromosome": Book Review I've been assigned a course with this as required reading, so I anticipate my students will share the challenges I encountered.

It took me quite a few hours to read this three-hundred page novel, as it demands close attention. The Calcutta Chromosome is a multi-layered novel, presenting different storylines from different times. The idea, of course, is to have them merge neatly in the end: Ghosh does bring them together, but not nearly as nicely as one might hope.

The Calcutta Chromosome: A Novel of Fevers, Delirium and Discovery Amitav Ghosh, Author William Morrow & Company $23 (p) ISBN More By and About This Author. The Calcutta Chromosome: A Novel of Fevers, Delirium & Discovery Amitav Ghosh 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.

Get this from a library. The Calcutta chromosome: a novel of fevers, delirium, and discovery. [Amitav Ghosh] -- Antar, a computer-bound Egyptian clerk in New York City, investigates the strange truth of what happened in a tropical laboratory in the s.

Offers a cast of extraordinary characters, advanced. Calcutta Then – Kolkata Now is a solid tome — heavy with the weight of history and nostalgia.

Part of a series of coffee table books, starting with India that was first put together 14 years Author: Deepa Alexander. Readers’ questions about The Calcutta Chromosome.

2 questions answered. Ask and answer questions about books. You can pose questions to the Goodreads community with Reader Q&A, or ask your favorite author a question with Ask the Author. See Featured Authors Answering Questions. Book Title: The Calcutta Chromosome Author: Amitav Ghosh Approx Leisure Read Time: – min.

Review: Okay, I finished this book about two weeks ago and as I write this I am STILL not sure what do I rate book has to be among the unusual novels I have read.

The book starts out slow, in an odd setting with strange characters. Blood, mosquitoes and malaria are all talismans imbued with mystical powers in “The Calcutta Chromosome,” Amitav Ghosh’s latest book, deliciously subtitled “A Novel of Fevers, Delirium. By then I had read three more books by Ghosh—The Hungry Tide, The Calcutta Chromosome, and Dancing in Cambodia—and he had become one of the writers whom.

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.

When Antar discovers the battered I.D. card of a long-lost acquaintance, he is suddenly drawn into a spellbinding adventure across centuries and around the globe /5(6). I was desperately searching for this book after getting to read an outline of the story.

The book was first published in and was not available anywhere in book shops, amazon, or kindle books. I managed to lay my hands on it, where else. but. The Calcutta Chromosome. Reviewed by Kritika Goyal, A Novel Of Fevers, Delirium And Discovery.

The book is based on the life of the Nobel Prize winning scientist, Sir Ronald Ross, who did a breakthrough research on malaria in It is an attempt to rewrite the story of Ronald Ross’s discovery of the malarial : Kritika Goyal.

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Chapter 1 Summary New York City: sometime in the future. The story begins on a computer screen, showing the remnant of an ID card that is mostly illegible though covered in soot, its plastic laminate warped and melted.

The card had turned up in one of those routine inventory checks, for no particular reason, other [ ].