Published on February 21st, 2013 | by admin
Shakuntala Devi – Human Computer and Indian calculating prodigy
Shakuntala Devi is an Indian calculating prodigy. Her father worked in a circus as a trapeze and tightrope performer, and later as a lion tamer and a human cannonball. Her calculating gifts first demonstrated themselves while she was doing card tricks with her father when she was three. They report she “beat” them by memorization of cards rather than by sleight of hand. By age six she demonstrated her calculation and memorization abilities at the University of Mysore. At the age of eight she had success at Annamalai University by doing the same. In 2006 she released a new book called In the Wonderland of Numbers with Orient Paperbacks which talks about a girl Neha and her fascination for numbers. It was her passionate interest in exploring and increasing the learning capacity of the human mind that led her to build up the concept of `mind dynamics`. Shakuntala Devi has challenged and spelled bound the world with her exceptional talents.