a list compiled by Alex Kasman (College of Charleston)
|Sometimes referred to as the longest published English novel, this book about a mother's search for a husband for her daughter in post-colonial India has enough pages to devote a few to mathematics. And, as Fr. Joseph from the math department at Christ University in Bangalore has written to say, it apparently does:
Fr. Joseph Varghese Kureethara|
Vikram Seth's novel "A Suitable Boy" has two characters, a Mathematics Professor Dr Durrani and young Bhaskar. The name Bhaskar itself is after the great Indian Mathematician Bhaskara.
There are many references of Mathematics in the novel. I am listing the pages where I could find them, and this is not exhaustive.
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Exciting News: The 1,600th entry was recently added to this database of mathematical fiction! Also, for those of you interested in non-fictional math books
let me (shamelessly) plug the recent release of the second edition of my soliton theory textbook.
(Maintained by Alex Kasman,
College of Charleston)