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The Indian Clerk ¸ K takes this extraordinary slice of history and transforms it into an emotional and spellbinding story about the fragility of human connection and our need to find order in the world A. I cannot recall with clarity how I first became aware of The Indian Clerk by David Leavitt NPR Whatever the case I am very glad that I followed up on the leadThe title is in reference to S Ramanujan the mathematician It is a name I had heard but the name and profession were previously the extent of my knowledge The book begins with the English maths don GH Hardy helping bring Ramanujan over to Cambridge from his post as a minor clerk in Madras From there it proceeds through introduction to English academic society World War I and Ramanujan’s illness and early death at 33 This gives nothing away about the story which is told mostly from Hardy’s point of viewLeavitt has obviously done an incredible amount of research and proves himself both articulate and imaginative While it took fifty or a hundred pages for me to really get into the book I suddenly found myself in the grip of a compelling story of humanity The prose was reminiscent of Fitzgerald with a dash of Steve Weinberg – a mixture of mythos and logosThe book is about much than a lonely mathematician and his collaborators It is also looks deeply into what it means to be English to be Indian and even to a small extent to be American by contrast What motivates us – to make the daily small decisions as well as the big exercises in free will that at least we tell ourselves tangibly influence the course of our own lives and of others’ From all that we get the many layers of what it is to be human Plus a smattering of number theoryThere was a poem I was once fond of perhaps by Shelly Or was it Tennyson Something about the hero striving with the gods before his end Google shall find the answer ah Ulysses Death closes all; but something ere the end Some work of noble note may yet be done Not unbecoming men that strove with GodsHere in Leavitt’s work and in the reality he masterfully fictionalizes were men who did some deeds of noble note – in the name of knowledge in the name of peace in the name of humanity To strive with gods reuires a certain fire and a rare confluence of ability and circumstance – almost in the latter denied to Ramanujan – and in The Indian Clerk we see the pain the glory and the human truths when one sets out “strong in will To strive to seek to find and not to yield” Read & Download ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook µ David Leavitt

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