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I read "The Man Who Knew Infinity" - Ramanujan's biography and it was fantastic read.

http://www.amazon.com/Man-Who-Knew-Infinity-Ramanujan/dp/068... Do check out recommendations by Amazon, seems like a great set of books.

This was a great book. The story about the taxi cab number 1729 was staggering to me in what it implied about how Ramanujan's mind worked. It was also profoundly sad that because the little formal exposure he had was from a book where there were no proofs he thought that one merely stated results. Many PhDs have since been awarded for proofs of some of these results.

Yes, it is a good read. Also, it was a good insight for me in to South Indian living/culture of those days.

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