The Calcutta Chromosome

The Calcutta Chromosome

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In this extraordinary novel, Amitav Ghosh navigates through time and genres to present a unique tale. Beginning at an unspecified time in the future and ranging back to the late nineteenth century, the reader follows the adventures of the enigmatic L. Murugan. An authority on the Nobel Prize-winning scientist Sir Ronald Ross, who solved the malaria puzzle in Calcutta in 1898, Murugan 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 expands the scope of the novel as we know it, as Amitav Ghosh takes on the avatar of a science thriller writer.The questions were usually directed at Antar, for he was the one who always had the answers at school. The truth ... Then Ava began to spit out translations of the Arabic phrase, going through the worlda#39;s languages in declining order of population: Mandarin, Spanish, English, Hindi, Arabic, Bengali ... It was funny at first, but when it got to the dialects of the Upper Amazon Antar couldna#39;t bear it any longer.

Title:The Calcutta Chromosome
Author:Amitav Ghosh
Publisher:Hachette UK - 2011-02-03


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