The Man Who Knew Infinity: A Life of the Genius, Ramanujan Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

Robert Kanigel
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Essay Topic 1

Write a character sketch of the author based on his handling of the material in Ramanujan's life. What are the author's values like? What evidence do you have for them?

Essay Topic 2

What do you think is missing from this book? What should have been covered or presented that was not? What is the effect of this absence?

Essay Topic 3

In what ways is Ramanujan a product of India? What is it about India that is evident in Ramanujan's character? In what ways is Ramanujan British? In what ways is he not? Is he an international citizen in the universe of math?

Essay Topic 4

What were the two or three most influential influences in forming Ramanujan's character. What were the two or three most influential conflicts or absences or desires in shaping Ramanujan's character?

Essay Topic 5

Describe the influence of education systems on Ramanujan's life. How...

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