Madras Quotes (1 quote)
I beg to introduce myself to you as a clerk in the Accounts Department of the Port Trust Office at Madras on a salary of only £20 per annum. I am now about 23 years of age.
After leaving school I have been employing the spare time at my disposal to work at Mathematics.
Opening lines of first letter to G.H. Hardy (16 Jan 1913). In Collected Papers of Srinivasa Ramanujan (1927), xxiii. Hardy notes he did seem to remember his telling me that his friends had given him some assistance in writing the letter because Ramanujan's knowledge of English, at that stage of his life, could scarcely have been sufficient.