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by Sanjay Nigam

  • ISBN: 0670049948
  • Category: Fiction
  • Author: Sanjay Nigam
  • Subcategory: Contemporary
  • Other formats: txt lit lrf rtf
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Viking (India); New Ed edition (August 30, 2003)
  • FB2 size: 1603 kb
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  • Rating: 4.6
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Sonny Seth is a brilliant but rebellious medical resident at a New York City hospital that services a community of eccentric expatriates from India. His modt demanding patient and trusted confidant knwon only as the Transplanted Man, is a deathly ill but amusingly wise high-level Indian governement official whose major organs have been transplanted at least once.

Sonny Seth is a resident at a hospital in New York's Little India. Serving a community of eccentric expatriates from India, rebellious medical resident Sonny Seth faces personal demons while being drawn into the world of one of his patients, a high-level Indian government official who is being hunted by assassins.

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And the Transplanted Man, in for kidney dialysis, has over the years exchanged his lungs, corneas, pancreas, heart, and liver for new models. A good read, with interesting and credible characters working their way through the chaos of modern hospital life.

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Nigam, Sanjay 1959–(Sanjay Kumar Nigam) PERSONAL: Born 1959, in India . Ethnicity: "Asian Indian. ADDRESSES: Agent-c/o Author Mail, HarperCollins Publishers, 10 E. 53rd S. 7th F. New York, NY 10022. Source for information on Nigam, Sanjay 1959–: Contemporary Authors, New Revision Series dictionary. In his first book, The Non-Resident Indian and Other Stories, Nigam tells the tale of Trishanku, a mortal who desires immortality. Transplanted Man revolves around the health professionals, staff, and eccentric patients at a hospital in New York that serves a large portion of the city's Indian population.

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Mind Transplant is the third album by American jazz drummer Alphonse Mouzon recorded in 1974 and released on the Blue Note label. Easily one of the best fusion recordings of all time". All compositions by Alphonse Mouzon. Mind Transplant" - 4:05. Carbon Dioxide" - 4:38. Ascorbic Acid" - 3:26. Happiness Is Loving You" - 4:09.

Reviews about Transplanted Man (7):
Populated with oddball yet endearing characters, Nigam's Little India (the one in Queens, not the commercial district in central Manhattan) is a byway for immigrants and second-generation citizens who are somehow caught between their country of ancestry and their new home--in a word, "transplanted." Mirroring their lives is the title character of the story, an Indian government minister who has undergone a rather mind-boggling series of organ transplants and who has admitted himself to the regional hospital.

Hovering around this inspirational figure is a cast of local residents who, in varying degrees, live in a somnambulistic state--between worlds, both figuratively and literally. The Transplanted Man's doctor, a resident with a reputation as a miracle worker, has a penchant for sleepwalking through the city streets in his underwear. A hypokinetic homeless man shuffles glacially through the neighborhood, resting in a spot where he becomes a tourist attraction to those looking for spiritual enlightenment (or who just want to see this peculiar specimen of streetlife). A research scientist suffering from insomnia succeeds, and fails, and succeeds again at his attempt to isolate the factor that causes humans to sleep. Nightmares plague a restaurateur who has sold his soul, along with his traditional "spicy spicy" menu, for an Indian-American fusion cuisine that is palatable to Anglo-American tastes. And there are other uneasy eccentrics; Nigam imagines a multitude of troubled yet charmed individuals struggling to live the American dream--yet unable to achieve even a good night's sleep.

Emphasizing the allegorical nature of Nigam's novel, however, disguises its whimsical beauty and its guffawingly funny scenes. Its unique blend of soap opera characters and sitcom moments, with a touch of magic realism and Bollywood mirth, makes for a pleasurable, memorable read.
It was inevitable given the number of Indian medical doctors here in that US; someone had to turn into a writer. Well, Sanjay Nigam is one such MD turned writer. In this book, he presents a smorsgasboard of characters all (but two) Indian, living in Little India in New York. We meet the namesake of the book, who is an old politician so named because he has had numerous organ transplants. Attending to him is Dr. Seth, who is prone to sleepwalking and has the magical healing touch. Then there is Dr. Ranjan, a scientist who has invented the drug that may cause sleeplessness -- imagine the possibilities for college students and night shift workers. There is also a psychotherapist, Dr. Giri, who masquerades as a new age guru to make ends meet. Then there is Tiger, the restaurant owner who makes "spicy-spicy" foods and claims royal heritage. There is Manny, the hospital orderly who has a voice like Kishore Kumar. Rounding up the non-Indian casts are two Indophiles -- Gwen, a British expat and Alvin, a 60's American hippie. In a sense, all the people are transplanted men really; so the name of the book is a metaphor for each one of them. And all are in love more with the idea of India than the real India; hence their transplanted status. The book was an enjoyable read, although I cannot see how a Western (or a non-Indian) reader will find it interesting -- there is too much Indian pop culture interspersed in the book. None of the non-Indian friends I know have heard of Sholay, or know who Veeru and Jai were. Likewise, I am sure none of them have heard a Kishore Kumar song. All nuances that you need to understand in order to really enjoy this book.
An intelligently written, hugely entertaining book, 'The Transplanted Man' captures the desi (immigrant?) experience with sensitivity and humor. The book is replete with a cast of very human characters - Nigam, unfortunately regresses into being a diagnostician and quite literally spells out their failings, the one fatal flaw that stands between them and their happiness. Much as I enjoyed the book, especially when Nigam waxes eloquent about beloved glomeruli ('tall, proud, tamarind hued'!!), and Sonny's love affair with coffee, I could not help wishing that Nigam had delved deeper into the psyches of his characters and indeed, into the dynamic nature of happiness and sadness.
this novel vibrates with human interactions. there is a strong sense of human inter-relation and co-existence--from the hypo-kinetic man to a bollywood superstar trying desperately to hang on to his youth--everyone is tied together. the characters are lively and enjoyable. like the particles of an atom, energy is created as the chacters revolve around one another. each one polerizing and then bouncing off of the other. this is a wonderful book & i would highly recommend it to anyone.
This book was quite amazing. It gets the reader totally involved in the characters and plot. Another fantastic book by Dr. Nigam. I thoroughly enjoyed the Snake Charmer but this 2nd novel by Nigam has proven that he is one of the premier writers.

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