All that mattered to him was the magic and mystery of numbers. The world of numbers was the sole reality for S Ramanujan, India's most famours mathematician of the twentieth century.
Born in a poor family of Tamil Nadu, Ramanujan was a child prodigy but it took years of struggle for him to gain recognition. However, one day he went ton the win a fellowship from Trinity College, Cambridge, in spite of the fact that he did not have a degree from any Indian university.
Ranging over many sphere of mathematics with equal felicity, Ramanujan jotted everything down in his famous notebooks and these are still being studied by mathematicians. He died at the young age of thirty-two but his work continues to influence not just mathematics but many other fields of science.
THE CHARITAVALI SERIES
Charitavali is a series of biographies dedicated to the legendary figures of India. The series presents the lives of great kings, freedom fighters, Political thinkers, social reformers, pioneers of industry, eminent scientists, philosophers, artists, musicians, dancers and film stares, writers and sport people.
These biographies have been written for the reader who is curious about the life, achievements and character of these legends. Full of fascinating stories and facts, written in any easy, story telling style, these biographies will make these great Indians and their times come alive for the reader.