Ramanujan`s biography now in Malayalam

Thiruvananthapuram: American author Robert Kanigel`s acclaimed biography of legendary Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan is ready for release in Malayalam.

`Ananthatthe Arinja Aal`, the Malayalam version of Kanigel`s `The Man Who Knew Infinity: A Life of the Genius Ramanujan`, will be released by Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Wednesday.

The work has been translated by professors P. Ramachandra Menon, T.M. Sankaran and J.W. Crystal Florey under a joint project of the Srinivasa Ramanujan Institute of Basic Sciences (SRIBS) and the State Institute of Languages, with support from the Ramanujan Mathematical Society.

SRIBS is a capacity-building initiative of the Kerala State Council for Science Technology and Environment (KSCSTE).

Kanigel`s inspirational book published in 1991 details the extraordinary life and work of Ramanujan, especially his seminal mathematical contributions and his life-changing association with British mathematician G.H. Hardy.

The Malayalam version is the second translation of Kanigel`s book in an Indian language, after the first in Tamil.