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The ‘metaphysic’ of modernity

Anshuman A. Mondal

in Amitav Ghosh

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719070044
eISBN:
9781781701102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719070044.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter centres on Ghosh's exploration of science, knowledge and rationality. It examines Ghosh's The Calcutta Chromosome, In an Antique Land and The Circle of Reason. It shows that in these ... More


Everybody’s Novel Protist: Chimeracological Entanglements in Amitav Ghosh’s Fiction

Rachel C. Lee

in The Exquisite Corpse of Asian America: Biopolitics, Biosociality, and Posthuman Ecologies

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479817719
eISBN:
9781479813742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479817719.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines Amitav Ghosh's award-winning science fiction novel The Calcutta Chromosome (1995), a piece that speculates on the somatic transformations to biological life in an era where the ... More


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