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Without mathematics, there's nothing you can do. Everything around you is mathematics. Everything around you is numbers. ---->>>

Numbers have life; they're not just symbols on paper. ---->>>

Students shy away from Maths, but in reality Maths is the best friend of man. ---->>>

Education is not just about going to school and getting a degree. It's about widening your knowledge and absorbing the truth about life. ---->>>

Why do children dread mathematics? Because of the wrong approach. Because it is looked at as a subject. ---->>>

You develop a sympathy for all human beings when you travel a lot.

You develop a sympathy for all human beings when you travel a lot.

I have written a book called 'In the Wonderland of Numbers.' It's about a young girl, Neha, who is very poor in mathematics, but in a series of illusory experiences, she becomes a great mathematician. ---->>>

I haven't had any formal education. Through the grace of god, I am gifted in mathematics and the English language. ---->>>

I cannot transfer my abilities to anyone, but I can think of quicker ways with which to help people develop numerical aptitude. ---->>>

I don't even possess a car. I ride in auto-rickshaws because I like to be a part of the masses. I don't want to single myself out as someone up and above. ---->>>

If you do not use a muscle or any part of the body, it tends to become atrophic. So is the case with the brain. The more you use it, the better it becomes. ---->>>

I have been running maths clubs for children completely free. In my building in Bangalore, I conduct maths clubs for several months, and every child who attended the club was poor in mathematics and is now showing brilliant results. ---->>>

I was performing at a New Jersey high school, and I asked a class of 2,000 students, 'How many of you love mathematics?' and only one hand went up. And that was the hand of the maths teacher!

I was performing at a New Jersey high school, and I asked a class of 2,000 students, 'How many of you love mathematics?' and only one hand went up. And that was the hand of the maths teacher!

Nobody challenges me. I challenge myself. ---->>>

I grew up in a semi-slum area in Gavipuram, Guttahalli. ---->>>

I relax completely when I'm at rest. I don't think of numbers; I don't think of work. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: Indian
Born: 11-04, 1929
Birthplace: Bengaluru, India
Die: 04-21, 2013
Occupation: Writer
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Shakuntala Devi (Kannada: ಶಕುಂತಲಾ ದೇವಿ; 4 November 1929 – 21 April 2013) was an Indian writer and mental calculator, popularly known as the "human computer". A child prodigy, her talent earned her a place in the 1982 edition of The Guinness Book of World Records. As a writer, Devi wrote a number of books, including novels as well as texts about mathematics, puzzles, and astrology (wikipedia)