THE CALCUTTA CHROMOSOME by AMITAV GHOSH(book review)
July 30, 2010 § 7 Comments
A fascinating and interesting read.
Well sketched characters and a good story line, not to forget the language and style(Ghosh is one of my favourites). The science and the creative blend well so that you don’t tire with endless explanations and descriptions but are encouraged along with apt movements and changes in scene.
The story is about the ‘Calcutta Chromosome’ (which can apparently lead to immortality-of the ‘soul jumping’ kind), how it might have evolved and how it is linked with discovery of malaria(Ronald Ross gets a lot of air time).
Quite intriguing and even fascinating. A secret society, a ‘Goddess’ , a mysterious character etc, keep you guessing. I love conspiracy theories and history. A nice quick read, refreshing and fun.