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A superb account of the life of the genius Ramanujan.,
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This review is from: Man Who Knew Infinity (Paperback)
Kanigel weaves an entriguing biography from his extensive research into the life of Ramanujan. This text follows Ramanujan's journey from intellectual isolation to mathematical enlightenment and the universal acclaim he deserved and desired. Cultural aspects of his Indian background and the ensuing shock of Cambridge are conveyed convincingly. The author makes an unusual effort to explain mathematical concepts and he succeeds in creating a book that will enthrall mathematicians and non-mathematicians alike.