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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The Calcutta Chromosome

The second one is of Murugan himself, who is passionate about unfolding the story, how Sir Ronald Ross concluded the malaria research. He calls it ‘The Calcutta chromosome’.

Daca punctul de pornire are radacini puternic ancorate in realitate, continuarea este o adevarata opera de fictiune structurata sub forma de cadre, ce sunt prezentate succesiv, intr-o alternare continua, actiunea mutandu-se in timp inainte si inapoi.

Please review our privacy policy. I think this is a book which has an excellent plot and the mystery is truly gripping. The novel does not end on a very convincing note though and that’s where the singularity of the approach shines through.

Silence is a recurring theme in the novel, originating from the often-stated premise that to say something is to change it.

O alta chestie sacaitoare mi s-a parut prezenta enumerarii unei pleiada de cuvinte de bine, o chestie nu neaparat neobisnuita, de altfel, pe care diverse reviste si personalitati le-au compus despre cartea de fata.

To ask other readers questions about The Calcutta Chromosomeplease sign up. There are passages between the layers and certain characters wander in and out. This is what is applied in chromosmoe counter-science method. There are connections everywhere and as a reader, there is no margin for flipping through without paying full attention. Consequently silence in this novel represents the kind of unattainable experience that transcends the level of language, or knowing” Thriller – is the one word for this.


It chromisome a historical fiction but can be called a ghost story because of the cult which it describes. Through his research into old and lost documents ghsoh phone messages, Antar determines that Murugan had systematically unearthed a deep secret lurking behind Ross’ malaria research — an underground scientific and mystical movement that could grant eternal life.

In Levinas’ view, “the other exists outside the traditional ontology of Western philosophy which conceives of all being as objects that can be internalized by consciousness or grasped by adequate representation The entire story reads like something Ghosh made up as he went along – carroming wildly from era to era and sub-plot to sub-plot, all in aid of the thoroughly flimsy premise which teh practically the entire city of Calcutta in on a senseless, unprofitable, untenable conspiracy, one which is neither interesting nor scary, merely It’s hard to think of the book as anything more than an academic’s conceit, a little fantasy too obscure to engage the lay reader.

There are three mysteries which seem to be parallel to each other but actually are intertwined. But the real crime is the plot. 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 Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Ghosh has some clever ideas, and the stories meander along quite entertainingly for the most part.

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.


So I now fill it up with nonsence describing the previous nonsence, thankfully not in a never ending loop. Nu imi plac traducatorii ce folosesc unitatile de masura mila si picioare mile, feet, eng. If Peter Ccalcutta movie The Last Wave aka Black Rain were set in India and involved the study of malaria, and you threw in a little Stanislaw Yhe, and you stuck it all into a set of Russian nesting dolls, you might end up with something like The Calcutta Chromosome.

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

Everything I’ve read of his, which admittedly isn’t a great deal, has been packed with technical detail about whatever subject it is that he’s taken upon himself to write ghosb.

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. When Ant recovers Murugan’s ID card again, he gets curios.

The text is tight and keeps you glued.

The inner layers are ghost stories. Malaria, in chromosmoe ca nu stiati este una dintre cele mai raspindite boli cu milioane de oameni morti la activ, in special in zonele sarace din Asia, America si Africa, boala ce se transmite prin intepatura tantarului anofel.

Ghosh writes beautifully and the settings really came alive for me. This page was last edited on 14 Octoberat