Ghosh, Amitav

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(1956-    ) Indian author now resident in the US, whose sf novel, The Calcutta Chromosome: A Novel of Fevers, Delirium & Discovery (1992), won the Arthur C Clarke Award. Within a thriller frame, it provides a searching exploration of culture, ethics, and the possibilities of Genetics. Ghosh has also written several non-fantastic novels and works of nonfiction, including The Great Derangement: Climate Change and the Unthinkable (2016), a passionately-couched exploration of the implications of the Anthropocene epoch that Homo sapiens has now entered. In this text he argues that a tale defined as Fantastika cannot describe (or adumbrate) the real world, but comes far from convincing those who are well-read. He may well be seen in time as one of the more significant Indian writers of his generation. [GS]

see also: Bengal.

Amitav Ghosh

born Kolkata, India: 11 July 1956


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