About the Author
Born to an orthodox Brahmin family in Bangalore, Shakuntala Devi manifested an extraordinary love for numbers at a very early age. By the time she was five years old she had become an expert in complex mental arithmetic. The rest, as they say, is now history. She has authored several international bestsellers which have sold millions of copies worldwide and have been translated into many languages. She is also the recipient of Ramanujan Mathematical Genius Award, which was bestowed on her in Washington, USA, in 1988.