Srinivasa Ramanujan: Friend of Numbers
Author: Priya Narayanan
Illustrated by Satwik Gade
9789389203806 | Centre Stapled | pp. 28 | 2019 | Tulika Publishers
This is the story of the gret mathematician from India, Srinivasa Ramanujam told with beautiful, colourful illustrations.
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“What will happen if I add up all the numbers in the world?”
“Is there a last number?”
A toddler captivated by patterns… A little boy filling his slate with numbers, rubbing them out with his elbow and starting again… A teenager solving complex maths problems… A young man matching the best minds in Cambridge… Bringing the story of brilliant mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan to children, the book follows his singular fascination with numbers! The illustrator’s strong visuals break out of literal depiction to evoke the mind and world of a genius, to whom numbers “made patterns only he could see”.
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About the Contributors
The author loves writing stories and poetry. She often does this with her forever-at-war brats over many cups of coffee and chocolate chip ice-cream. When not practising and teaching design, she likes to travel solo and read everything that comes her way.
The illustrator is an artists and designer with special interest in typography. He enjoys reading books and is inspired by Indian mythology, comics and Impressionist art.
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