The Song of the Cell: An Exploration of Medicine and the New Human by Dr Siddhartha Mukherjee

New Delhi, September 2022: Penguin Random House India are proud to announce the forthcoming publication of The Song of the Cell: An Exploration of Medicine and the New Human, a new book from Pulitzer Prize–winner and #1 New York Times bestselling author, Dr Siddhartha Mukherjee. It takes readers through a journey of discovery to the very fundamental unit of life—the cell, and explores the key role it plays in medical science. This is his third book of groundbreaking non-fiction after The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer and The Gene: An Intimate History. The book is slated to release on 25th October 2022 from Penguin’s prestigious Allen Lane imprint. It is currently available for pre-order on all leading online bookselling platforms.

The Song of the Cell talks about a new kind of medicine which is nothing less than revolutionary, and is fortified with Dr Mukherjee’s own personal experiences as a researcher, doctor, and writer. Dr. Mukherjee makes complex science accessible to everyone and leaves readers rethinking how they imagine life at a medical and even philosophical level.

Commenting on the book, the author, Dr Siddhartha Mukherjee, said, “The Song of the Cell understands life at the level of its most fundamental unit: the cell. Life at the cellular level is complex, mysterious, and subtle. I wanted to explore the intricacy of the many relationships between a single cell and the larger colonies which make up all living things.”

Meru Gokhale, Publisher, Penguin Press, Penguin Random House India, said, “Only Siddhartha Mukherjee, with his encyclopedic knowledge and artistic vision, could dream of such an undertaking. The outcome is magnificent.”

About the author

Siddhartha Mukherjee is a pioneering physician, oncologist, and author who has redefined our public discourse on human health, medicine and science.  A profoundly influential voice in the scientific community, he is best known for his books, The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer, which earned him the 2011 Pulitzer Prize, and The Gene: An Intimate History, which won international awards and was recognized by The Washington Post and The New York Times as one of the most influential books of 2016.  His published works exhibit an outstanding literary skill that has left an indelible mark on our culture, as The Emperor of All Maladies was included among Time Magazine’s 100 best nonfiction books of the past century.

Dr Mukherjee’s achievements as a writer and educator build upon his career as a renowned medical scholar.  His groundbreaking studies into the composition and behavior of cancer cells have pushed the boundaries of modern medicine.  His innovative research signals a paradigm shift in cancer pathology and has enabled the development of treatments that reach beyond current pharmaceutical models toward new biological and cellular therapies. Serving as a professor of medicine at Columbia University and as a staff cancer physician at the university’s medical center, Dr Mukherjee generates hope for countless patients and families around the world, while revolutionizing our blueprint for healing. He writes for The New YorkerThe New York Times Magazine and many other publications, has received numerous awards for his scientific work, has published his original research and opinions in journals such NatureCell and the New England Journal of Medicine, and lives in New York City with his wife and daughters.