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The Man Who Knew Infinity, A Life of the Genius Ramanujan
by Robert Kanigel
- 438 PAGES
This excellent biography of the unschooled clerk who became a master mathematician paints a vivid picture of daily life in Madras (now Chennai) in Southern India at the turn of the 19th century. Although the first Indian to be ellected a Fellow at Trinity College, Cambridge, Ramanujan eventually fell ill and returned to his native country.