Pramod K. Nayar


Amitav Ghosh’s The Calcutta Chromosome (1995) is a novel about the informational economy. The novel proposes a new kind of subjectivity that is, in Katherine Hayles’s terms, a cross between the ‘materiality of informatics and the immateriality of information’ (193). It could also be read as a cyberpunk novel with its themes of information, networks, codes, bodies and posthuman identities.



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