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No trivia or quizzes yet. Joshua Cohen the author writes as Joshua Cohen the narratorwho is ultimately, writing for Joshua Cohen the internet mogul.

In AprilShakuntala Devi was admitted to a hospital in Bengaluru with respiratory problems. Vaibhav rated it really liked it May 10, By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The Joy of Numbers’, that is still in print. In Figuring she shares her secrets with you. I am also writing mathematical tricks so that I can publish that.

Squares and Square Roots. Shakuntala Devi was born in Bangalore [2] [3] to an orthodox Kannada Brahmin family. The novel’s first part is the best and funniest contemporary reading I’ve had in a long time. Subham rated it it was amazing Apr 29, He’s not writing for our entertainment, he’s not writing for our edification.

Within the confines of the blurry, unreal, but nonetheless significant Maginot line that bounds the categories of contemporary American Literature, I predict that The Book of Numbers will occupy a hallowed place: That presents an interesting problem for would-be critics of an archly post-modern text.


The study of literature is becoming, or has already become, the study of data. Cohen has tons of smart and interesting ideas in his head. AIDS, homophobia and the politics of sexual identity in India”. Gandhi had fooled me the way she had so many people.

BangaloreMysore StateBritish India.

Shubhankar Sengupta rated it it was amazing Dec 30, Cubes and Cube Roots. Ramesh Kola rated it it was amazing Feb 21, This book contains all we always wanted to know about numbers but was difficult to understand, and which was nowhere available.

He’s very good at restating things multiple ways. I only finished it because it was a book club selection. They can come alive, cease to be symbols written on a black board, and lead the reader into a world of shakuntalq adventure where calculations are thrilling.

DBook rated it liked it Dec 18, If this is truly a modern, digital novel, the writer will find this entry and others, replace the failed middle section with something that matches the brilliant first part of the novel, and publish it again. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.

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Devi wants to “defend the people of Medak from being fooled by Mrs. Share your thoughts with other customers. Retrieved from ” https: She wrote the book, The World of Homosexualswhich is considered the first study of homosexuality in India. It is overall a good book, but i had expected more because it is written by shakuntala devi. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Same-Sex Love in India: In this interview, Cohen describes the book as “a version, or a travesty of Joycean hope: The Joy of Numbers, Shakuntala Devi dramatizes the endless fascination of numbers and Cohen refers to Franco Moretti’s work with graphing literature as the future of criticism. Unfortunately the writer then indulges in a mid-section, which is the majority of the book, that is a mockumentary based on some kind of a blend of Jobs, Zuckerberg and Bezos.


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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Numbera should not be a full-time affair, she feels, and more like her should enter.

Explore the Home Gift Guide. It had have a plenty numbe rof awesome exercises. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Shakkntala Vishishtha rated it liked it Nov 17, Another factor for the indifference meted out to the book could perhaps be a calculated silence because the cultural situation in India was inhospitable for an open and elaborate discussion on this issue.

Any insight into the current state of technology in our everyday lives was covered better there. Perhaps Cohen means to “problematize” the whole notion of the author by way of its most post-modern manifestation in “the death of the author”.

Johar and the mathematician, Mrs Shakuntala Devi. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Devi, I am afraid, just does not add up. Aug 21, Tomi Pakei rated it did not like it Shelves: