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.

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Murugan, who carries much of the burden of this book. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Amitav Ghosh is one of India’s best-known writers.

Amitav Ghosh’s portrayl of Kolkata is very refreshing and probably lends a good perspective to the various communities which have made Kolkata its home during the colonial period.

Thrillerspeculative fiction. Antar is chromosomr the US, and what is this “Ava” for? A very interesting read, and surprisingly not what you’d expect from writer Ghosh, especially if you’ve read most of his books like me.

Was it the fact that contrary to my usual style of writing reviews I took a lot at other reviewers and find them creating interpretations for the web spun for this tale?

The unique perspectives are rendered unnecessary because everyone’s perspective reads the same. The story is intriguing and the best thing about Ghosh’s narrative is it’s delightfully engaging despite the non-linearity. It is this enigma that the novel leaves behind as an abiding theme. In many ways, The Calcutta Chromosome impresses. The cast of characters includes an archivist, an Armenian nursery owner, an Indian movie star, a revered Indian writer, a journalist, a computer analyst, a Hungarian Countess, a property developer, a syphilitic lab czlcutta, a babysitter, an American missionary, a Finnish spiritualist and a British Surgeon-Colonel in the India Medical Service.

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Too bad, but at least there’s some decent entertainment along the way. Ghosh writes reasonably well, but not particularly so at least in this novel: Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. However, understanding this book is like the “Calcutta Chromosome” itself – knowing it means changing it or mutating calvutta.


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.

There are different casts of characters: Don’t read this book if you only like novels that wrap everything up in a neat package at the end.

For sure, this book is not for everyo The Calcutta Chromosome is impossible to categorise.

The book was really good. My first ever book by A. But the real crime is the plot. The mystery took a while to pull me in but became increasingly compelling. The characters are poorly developed, which is often the case in sci-fi.

The narrative was so realistic and rich that I almost found myself in the shoes of Phulboni.

Who knows where I might have “discovered” myself after that. While that might sound like a medical mystery you wouldn’t amitwv about, the tale is far from it because what it leads to is the Calcutta Chromosome, a freak chromosome that is neither inherited from, or transmits to a gene pool!

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And it did chrpmosome feel too much justified to all the journeys I undertook with the characters. If it is, ‘scifi’s are extremely weird. 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.

Am avut o imagine formata in urma modului in care s-au derulat evenimentele si directia in care a mers actiunea in ultimele pagini, autorul intervenind si complicand, de neinteles, cu un cadru final, intregul peisaj.

He is married to the writer, Deborah Baker, and has two children, Lila and Nayan. At this point, chrommosome new variant of malaria would emerge and the group’s research using the chromosome-transfer technique would advance even further. The middle layers are mystery and historical fiction. When, in the course of his daily routine, Ant discovers something he thought was long put to rest, it leads to the uncovering of his ex-colleague Murugan’s unbelievable saga as he traveled through Calcutta, chasing a hunch.


You concentrate on the plot and the story rather than create believable characters. But at the same time, some sub-plots seem not so convincing and they seem irrelevant to prove or explain a minor point and plug that gaping hole in the story.

So much so that I had to read available book summary articles to understand what the hell was going on actually. I am confused about the ending, not sure what it was and that it’s believable. You walk and walk and see no sign of it.

This was the second book by Amitav Ghosh that I took to read. I particularly enjoyed the section where author Phulboni experiences the apparition of Lakhan and the station master at the ghost rail station of Renupur. A good book to read to pass the time and know Kolkata It is a fast and engaging read with complex plots and characters.

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

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. Antar’s New York is a more desolate, decrepit, and impersonal one than the present-day city, but Ghoxh can still find convivial souls and his life isn’t all too bad. His most recent novel, Sea of Poppies, is the first volume of the Ibis Trilogy.

For instance, I was left wondering at one point when the horror backstory of Phulboni appeared out of nowhere and it seemed like a deliberate attempt to insert a short story which the author might have prepared for publication in a children’s magazine. To ask other readers questions about The Calcutta Chromosomeplease sign up.