'The human computer, Shakuntala Devi says geniuses are nurtured, not born.
She even tells you how.' — India Today
'... a must for all parents.' — Statesman
About the Book
Genius is not a mysterious quality possessed by a few.
Educators, psychologists and scientists acknowledge the value of early experience in shaping a lifetime of genius. The seeds of a great mind are sown in the talents and qualities parents nurture during infancy and childhood.
This book will help you — the caring parent — combine the unique knowledge of your child's personality with latest research on how children learn at each age, to enable you help your child achieve full potential. From infancy, pre-school and though school, at every stage, the book is designed to enhance your child's concentration skills, problem-solving abilities, creativity, and honest motivation — the complex dynamics which will translate your child's potential into a brilliant legal mind, a gifted surgeon or a path-breaking physicist.
"There is a feeling that there are limits to the human mind. I like to show people there are no limits to the human mind." — Shakuntala Devi
Born in a well-known family of Brahmin priests in Bangalore, Shakuntala Devi received her early lessons in mathematics from her grandfather. By the age of five, she was recognised as a child prodigy and an expert in complex mental arithmetic. A year later she demonstrated her talents to a large assembly of students and professors at the University of Mysore. Hailed as an authentic heroine of our times her feats are recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records. She has made international headlines for out-performing and out-computing the most sophisticated computers in the world. Yet Shakuntala Devi dislikes being called the ‘human computer’. She strongly believes that people have minds better than any computer. Her passionate interest in exploring and expanding the learning capacity of the human mind led her to develop the concept of ‘mind dynamics’. She maintains that a child’s curiosity and receptivity during infancy and childhood can never be matched, and we must, as parents, nurture the young minds by offering the right learning process and motivation to develop the innate strengths possessed by every child. This book is a result of her cumulative experience in mind dynamics.
Book Size: 5.5" X 8.5"