Nikita Lalwani is the author of the novel Gifted, a novel about a young math genius. She is a contributor to the forthcoming AIDS Sutra: Hidden Stories from India, from Random House. She lives in London.
Ramanujan is a mathematician whose story occupies the mythic space between extremes—faith and rationale, intuition and proof, tradition and modernity. Even now, almost ninety years since his brief life ended, much of the scrawl of theorems and dreams in his . . .