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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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At this point, a new variant of malaria would emerge and the group’s research using the chromosome-transfer technique would advance even further.

They ask you to walk a little further for a glorious lake. Antar is in the US, and what is this “Ava” for?

But I am more confused than ever. The story careens back and forth between some unspecified future time in New York, in Calcutta, in Alexandria, in Renupur and the s in Calcutta. The maitav perspectives are rendered unnecessary because everyone’s perspective reads the same. Set up a giveaway. Daca va plac conspiratiile construite in jurul datelor medicale si cateva ipoteze chrojosome, daca ati dori sa aflati mai mult despre cultura indiana si in acelasi timp sa va destindeti cateva ore, Cromozomul Calcutta este o alegere buna.

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Amitav Ghosh : The Calcutta Chromosome

The subtle usage of the secret societies of India that would later become a rage thanks to a specific Mr. Aug 15, Sara-Maria Sorentino rated it really liked it Shelves: I was surprised that this was so draggy and didn’t seem to be moving along at all.


Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Calcutta Chromosome is, simply put, a sci-fi book. From Victorian India to near-future New York, The Calcutta Chromosome takes listeners 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.

Books by Amitav Ghosh. Ho potuto apprezzare meglio le voci narranti del passato, in cui l’uomo scomparso ci viene mostrato nella sua ricerca circa il Cromosoma Calcutta, i rapporti ben costruiti intrecciati in una rete che si stringe su Calcutta, portando dei perfetti sconosciuti a condividere conoscenze, paure, misteri che avvolgono le ricerche sulla zanzara della malaria.

But perhaps, despite all of it, it’s too complex. Is it just a figment of the author’s imagination? 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 assistant, a babysitter, an American missionary, a Finnish spiritualist and a British Surgeon-Colonel in the India Medical Service.

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I was mesmerized and was following the story, unable to close it down. The mystery at the heart of the story is never completely resolved by the author, leaving much to the reader’s understanding and interpretation. Ghosh writes in an engaging manner, with lots of humour.

While that might sound like a medical mystery you wouldn’t care 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!


Dec 19, Juha rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Despite the X-Files meets Sherlock theme, he even manages to add a little humour to the proceedings. It is complicated — and it gets more so. One person found this helpful. The idea, of course, is to have them merge neatly in the end: Brown is hard to miss too.

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Its native Indian members operate through means kept secret from the more Westernized characters and from the reader, and their activities become progressively clearer as the novel continues until their plan is revealed to the reader. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews.

Can you handle the silence? His Internet is still expensive and slow, for example.

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

You can see the tiny dots for each letter. But Rarely do books on malaria and malicious mosquitoes keep you at the edge of your seat. The books goes into some sort of magical realism of mixing up two different timelines into one.