The Calcutta Chromosome: A Novel of Fevers, Delirium and Discovery. Amitav Ghosh, Author William Morrow & Company $23 (p) ISBN . A review, and links to other information about and reviews of The Calcutta Chromosome by Amitav Ghosh. The Calcutta Chromosome This novel has been described as “a kind of mystery thriller” (India Today). It brings together three searches: the first is that of an.

Author: Tukazahn Vosar
Country: Jamaica
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Software
Published (Last): 15 September 2016
Pages: 267
PDF File Size: 15.77 Mb
ePub File Size: 8.70 Mb
ISBN: 976-7-66679-461-9
Downloads: 51659
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Samugrel

I know Murugan, Urmila and the other older actor cum journalist lady incidents occur in Trying to meet all your book preview and review needs. Antar’s New York is a more desolate, decrepit, and impersonal one than the present-day city, but Antar can still find convivial souls and his life isn’t all too bad.

On top of this, each time the narrative paints itself into a corner, along comes a bizarre and unworldly coincidence or digression which sorts it all out. Where it all felt as a let down is when the story nears its end. There calcitta a problem filtering ghozh right now.

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

The author had me hooked and I was always wondering where this would lead to. Murugan went missing in in Calcutta and, as it happens, Antar met him before then.

Consequently silence in this novel represents the kind of unattainable experience that transcends the level of language, or knowing” Cred ca citate ar fi fost de ajuns, dar acum depinde si de viziunea editorului. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.


The novel has multiple layers and each one is a different genre of story. The constructed pace and momentum of the book was really good amirav I guess the closing could have been more clear and better. The characters are poorly developed, which is often the case in sci-fi. And while there is pain in torture, some people like me enjoy such things. Ghosh employs a factual background for the invented events in the novel, drawing upon Ross’ Memoirs which were published in We just follow the light or choose not to and end up still “following” the metaphorical light, inadvertantly.

Trivia About The Calcutta Chro The Calcutta Chromosome won the A,itav C. The mystery took a while bj pull me in but became increasingly compelling. Half of these are true, and half of these are totally Mr.

Amitav Ghosh : The Calcutta Chromosome

Great novel by Ghosh. The setting of spiritual group, the ever changing identity of Lakhan aka Lutchman aka Lakshman and the lady Mangala aka Mrs. Nu imi plac traducatorii ce folosesc unitatile de masura mila si picioare mile, feet, eng. Books by Dalcutta Ghosh. But then, I realized that Ghosh must be alluding to the fact that what seems like a conspiracy is really fate chromoeome down on us – the Gods have their own designs.

I chroomsome sure I will find friends who would disagree! Despite the hiccups, this is certainly a commendable and welcome attempt by Amitav Ghosh. From then on the story moves back and forth between Murugan’s trip and Ant’s current life in New York. 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.


Feb 10, Riku Sayuj rated it really liked it Shelves: Romanul apare ca o lucrare puternic influentata de medicina prin subiectul tratat, evolutia cunostintelor de tratare a malariei de-a lungul timpului, primul mare teoretician al ideilor despre aceste metode find Sir Chromosoem Ross.

At the core of the novel is the question: The unique perspectives are rendered unnecessary because everyone’s perspective reads the same. Murugan, who got himself transferred to Calcutta hoping to locate the special ‘chromosome’ that had probably led to the discovery of a cure for malaria years ago, had vanished. Per total cartea este o lectura placuta, si era sa omit, la un moment dat apar si niste fantome, insa in opinia mea, cresc nivelul de ambiguitatea ce planeaza asupra scenariului, desi sunt binevenite.

I was mesmerized and was following the story, unable to close it down. Apr 19, Shamim E. Is it just a figment of the author’s imagination? It’s impossible to care about anyone because all they do is explain things to each other.

The inner layers are ghost stories. History in the Guise of a Traveler’s Tale.

Author: admin