Chapter 1 - In the Temple's Coolness
• Ramanujan was born in the town of Kumbakonam in South India.
• His parents were of the Brahmin caste, but his father was a low-level clerk.
• Directing his early energy into devotions, Ramanujan was very religious as a child.
• As he grew up, Ramanujan directed his religious devotion toward math, where he excelled.
Chapter 2 Ranging with Delight
• Ramanujan found a copy of 'A Synopsis of Elementary Results in Pure and Applied Mathematics' and learned theorems, formulas and equations from the book.
• 'A Synopsis of Elementary Results in Pure and Applied Mathematics' did not demonstrate the logic of problems, so Ramanujan would hereafter have difficulty showing his work.
• With a tremendous ability to calculate mentally, Ramanujan would solve problems by plugging in numbers, which led to difficulties with large and small numbers.
• On scholarship, Ramanujan went to Kumbakonam's Government College, but lost his scholarship...
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