The Hungry Tide by Amitav Ghosh

This is a scary book; and the more I think about it, the scarier it gets. I like it, now that I’ve read it: the writing style, the evocative descriptions, the peeking into people’s souls: but I’m still not sure I should have read it. It has some freakish stuff in it, which has beenContinue reading “The Hungry Tide by Amitav Ghosh”

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

I wasn’t sure if The Calcutta Chromosome was science fiction, until I read that it won the Arthur C. Clarke award. It is a fictionalized account of Sir Ronald Ross’s breakthrough in the research regarding the cause and cure of malaria. Summary: The novel opens in the future and we are introduced to Antar (and Ava,Continue reading “The Calcutta Chromosome: A Novel of Fevers, Delirium & Discovery by Amitav Ghosh”