Thursday, September 23, 2010

Robert Kanigel on Ramanujan

This man Robert Kanigel was asked to write about the mathematical genius, Srinivasa Ramanujan.
At the first instance, it appears, he asked, "Ramanujan who?"
At last he accepted to write about him.
And, when he wrote, it became a best seller.
"The man who knew infinity" is a forceful biography of a forceful human being.

I am thrilled at the detail Kanigel wrote about Brahmin practices.
It is simply astounding that a westerner took trouble to undersatnd the intricacies of the subject.
It only shows the diligence people exercise in doing their jobs!
I want my friends to read the exerpts and also the book whenever possible.
You will thank me when you do so!

Go ahead and Read!


Let us enjoy great works of words!

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