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The Calcutta Chromosome


The Calcutta Chromosome is a 1995 English-language novel by Indian author Amitav Ghosh. The book, set in Calcutta and New York City at some unspecified time in the future, is a medical thriller that dramatizes the adventures of people who are brought together by a mysterious turn of events. The book is loosely based on the life and times of Sir Ronald Ross, the Nobel Prize–winning scientist who achieved a breakthrough in malaria research in 1898. The novel was the recipient of the Arthur C. Clarke Award in 1997.Ghosh employs a factual background for the invented events in the novel, drawing upon Ross' Memoirs which were published in 1923.
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original title: The Calcutta Chromosome
language: English
date of publication: 1995
genre: thriller, science fiction novel
narrative location: India
follows: The Shadow Lines
followed by: The Glass Palace


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