"Lord of the FliesÂ is one of my favorite books. That was a big influence on me as a teenager, I still read it every couple of years."Â
â€”Suzanne Collins, author ofÂ The Hunger Games
"As exciting, relevant, and thought-provoking now as it was when Golding published it in 1954."
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.