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

by Amitav Ghosh (Author)


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Binding:  Paperback
Publisher:  Harper Perennial
Edition:  First Printingth Edition
Page Count:  320 Pages
Publication Date:  January 23, 2001
Sales Rank:  615393rd



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From Victorian lndia to near-future New York, The Calcutta Chromosome takes readers 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. When Antar discovers the battered I.D. card of a long-lost acquaintance, he is suddenly drawn into a spellbinding adventure across centuries and around the globe, into the strange life of L. Murugan, a man obsessed with the medical history of malaria, and into a magnificently complex world where conspiracy hangs in the air like mosquitoes on a summer night.

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