Objects & Places from The Man Who Knew Infinity: A Life of the Genius, Ramanujan

Robert Kanigel
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Object Descriptions

Madras - This place is the capital of the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu.

Caste - Until recently, this was the name of the classes in India.

Brahmin - This class is the highest class in the Indian system.

Cauvery - This is one of the main rivers in southern India.

Pial - This is a kind of porch used in southern India.

Brahma - This figure is the Hindu god of creation.

Shiva - This figure is the Hindu god of paradoxes.

Vishnu - This figure is the Hindu god of preservation.

Prime Number - This value can only be divided by itself and one to produce a non-fractional result.

Tripos - This thing is a mathematical exam that all Cambridge math students were forced to take in their third year.

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