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The Calcutta Chromosome, a book review

I am a big fan of Amitav Ghosh and if there is any reason for being so drawn to reading, maximum part of the credit goes to him. My first read from his books was 'The Glass Palace', I was so drenched in his writing that I wished the book could just never finish. I read it slowly, feeling and reeling every word written. Most of his work emphasizes on people and history. He has a magical way of bringing the history to you that you can vouch for seeing the whole trade firsthand.
The book 'The Calcutta Chromosome' is a variation from his work. It is an attempt in futuristic science, a mix of mystery, history and science. It has received mixed review on Goodreads, with both kinds, praises and criticism. And as I complete reading it today, I think I understand the arguments in both parties.
The Calcutta Chromosome: A Novel of Fevers, Delirium & Discovery by From Victorian lndia to near-future New York, The Calcutta Chromosome takes readers on a wondrous journe…


Those eyes that look at me
They hold me ransom
Unlocked but still not free Clawing my body and soul
I wake up frightened
If it's you by the door I stay mum looking calm Eyes stuck to the floor Inside its shrieking hum Red stains and cuts I hide
But they are thrilling
Like a hungry tide It's not good they tell me
There are places beautiful
For once I should set free Run. I run as fast I can
But it's just inevitable
I am in his arms again Is it him or is it me
The mind can't free
From this enticing captivity