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User Review  - nosajeel - LibraryThing

A really fantastic book. I appreciated a biography that had a lot of equations. But even without the equations not only was Ramanujan a wonderfully drawn portrait but it also really conveyed collaboration and the very interesting story of Hardy as well. Read full review

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User Review  - ldefillipo - LibraryThing

An excellent portrait. Not entirely free of subjectivity, but, those of Mr. Kanigel's insights encountered help elucidate without prejudicing understanding. Does a wonderful job of putting the life of ... Read full review

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User Review  - jasonlf - LibraryThing

A really fantastic book. I appreciated a biography that had a lot of equations. But even without the equations not only was Ramanujan a wonderfully drawn portrait but it also really conveyed collaboration and the very interesting story of Hardy as well. Read full review

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User Review  - librisissimo - LibraryThing

Substance: More detail than I needed to know about Ramanujan and his family, but interesting in the cross-cultural observations. Some insight into the world-view of mathematicians, which itself ... Read full review

THE MAN WHO KNEW INFINITY: : A Life of the Indian Genius Ramanujan

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Destructive forces of East and West combine to crush the flower of genius in this brilliantly realized biography of a self- taught, turn-of-the-century mathematician, by the author of Apprentice to ... Read full review

The man who knew infinity: a life of the genius, Ramanujan

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This biography traces the life of one of the greatest geniuses of the 20th century, Ramanujan. This incredibly brilliant Indian mathematician, working alone in relative obscurity and lacking the usual ... Read full review

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one and the only book I ever bought and while reading it felt like ramanujan is walking in front of me and hardy's amazement and typical Indian scenario of that time.....nice work indeed..!!

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This book gives very descriptive and touching history of a hidden gem of India, Ramanujan. This book inspire students to study what they really love and educators to improve their education system. This book shows many interesting controversial harmonies in Ramanujan such as his mathematical skill from, according to his word, from god. The only thing I think the book does not achieve is to illustrate the beauty of mathematics in Ramanujan's work. Even though the writer did a good job on Ramanujan's biography, he did not well explain why Ramanujan's work is beautiful. Other than that, it is a good book to inspire generations and generations.  

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Nice biography of Ramanujan. Gives you a good feel of the mathematics community in the early 20th century, as well as Oxford and Edwardian Britain.


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