A Crown of Thorns: The Coronavirus and Us

01 October, 2020

Kalpish Ratna

The surgeons Ishrat Syed and Kalpana Swaminathan, who write together as Kalpish Ratna, draw on their studies of pandemics to take a long view of COVID-19. Their book dispels many of the myths surrounding it and places the pandemic in the context of diseases that have sprung up as a result of human encroachments on forests.

Context, Westland, Rs 399, 272 pages