National Mathematical Year 2012

Srinivasa Ramanujan



National Lecture Series


Desk Calendar 2012 



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In recognition of Ramanujan’s contribution to mathematics, the Indian government has decided to celebrate National Mathematical Year 2012.

Srinivasa Ramanujan (1887-1920) is one of the greatest Mathematicians of the twentieth century. Well known mathematicians Professors G.H. Hardy and J.E. Littlewood compared Ramanujan’s mathematical abilities and natural genius with all-time great mathematicians like Leonhard Euler, Carl Friedrich Gauss and Karl Gustav Jacobi.


The influence of Ramanujan on number theory is without parallel in mathematics. His papers, problems and letters would continue to captivate mathematicians in the future. He rediscovered a century of mathematics and made new discoveries.


In recognition of his contribution to mathematics, the Indian government has decided to celebrate Ramanujan’s birthday (22 December) as the National Mathematics Day every year and declared 2012 as the National Mathematical Year.

Vigyan Prasar has planned the following programmes to celebrate the National Mathematical Year 2012:

  • Television serials on Mathematics
  • Radio serials on Mathematics
  • Publications (Books, CDs, Posters)
  • Workshops
  • Kits

For further details please contact:

The Director
Vigyan Prasar
A – 50 Institutional Area
Sector – 62
NOIDA – 201 309 (U.P.)
Phone: 0120 – 240 4430, 35
Fax: 0120 – 240 4437

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Mathematics is not about calculations or remembering complex rules to solve problems in the examination. It is also not about a monotonous and complex process for measuring, counting and accounting. We encounter mathematics in our everyday life in different forms. It also plays a predominant role in an overall development of the society. An understanding and appreciation of mathematics is therefore an essential life skill. While it helps to solve many real-life problems, it makes it possible to develop a logical thinking process.

The concepts of mathematics are unravelled through the conversation between young Googol and his uncle, who explains intricacies of mathematical issues and motivates him to ask more questions. The conversation is often witty and unfolds the mystical and the wonderful world of mathematics in an entertaining style. This book will take the reader to the beautiful and mesmerising world of mathematics.  

Author: Rintu Nath

ISBN: 978-81-7480-224-8