SEARCH
Tamil-Brahmi cave inscription from Tondur (3rd century C.E.). Photo Courtesy: Central Institute of Classical Tamil, Chennai
The Hindu Tamil-Brahmi cave inscription from Tondur (3rd century C.E.). Photo Courtesy: Central Institute of Classical Tamil, Chennai

Ancient numbers in the land of Ramanujan

The oldest stone inscription featuring a numeral is the Tamil-Brahmi cave inscription from Tondur » 6 comments
The second edition of notebooks of Srinivasa Ramanujan launched on the occasion of the 125th birth anniversary celebrations of the mathematical genius in Chennai on Monday. Photo: Ramya Kannan

Here's a collector's edition of Ramanujan notebook

A TIFR effort, the two volumes contain over 700 pages in mathematician's neat hand » 6 comments

A brief overview of combinatorics in ancient and medieval India

The beginnings of combinatorics in India date back to Bharata's Natyasastra and the last chapter of the work Chandahsastra (Sanskrit Prosody) by Pingala (c. 300 BCE). Pingala deals in a few crypti... » 2 comments
Robert Kanigel, biographer of Srinivasa Ramanujan, giving a lecture in Chennai on Monday. Photo: V. Ganesan

“It's a story of human triumph”

The story of mathematician genius Srinivasa Ramanujan is a story of human triumph and an example of what genius can accomplish against the odds, Robert Kanigel, Ramanjuan's biographer said on Mond... » 20 comments

Ramanujan mathematics centre to be set up in Chennai

The Ramanujan Mathematical Society (RMS) will hold a series of activities in 2012 (National Mathematical Year) to mark the 125th birth anniversary of mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan.RMS p... »