Just finished the first Chapter from “The Man who knew Infinity“, by Robert Kanigel. It’s a fantastic exposition on the early days of Ramanujam, and a Westerner’s view of Indian culture and Ramanujam’s! One must really appreciate the research that’s gone into the writing of this chapter, right from the fact the Erode (Eeera Odu) or wet skull, as well as descriptions of Indian temples, the general culture, the Iyyanar statues, grama devadhai etc.
Close on the heels of finishing my first reading of “Autobiography of a Yogi“, by Sri Paramahansa Yogananda, this almost seemed to be a continuation, with spirituality and science and their co-existence and profound influence on India’s greatest mathematical genius! Got to quickly finish this remarkable book and write more… no wonder it’s on the great Donald Knuth’s reading list!!