Nearly 30 years after they parted ways, a student suddenly remembers his maths teacher from school and recalls the interesting stuff he was taught. At the heart of this extraordinary connection is Channakeshava, the gentle teacher who took his students on a roller coaster ride of mathematics.
With Channa, we cross the Seven Bridges of Königsberg, encounter the intriguing Barber's Paradox, the 350-year-old conundrum of Fermat, and appreciate why mathematics is beautiful. Using history and storytelling to great effect, Channa shows us how mathematics is a search for beauty, meaning and truth. Everyone-parents, children and teachers, can take part in it.
For many who do not like mathematics and for those who worry about how it taught, here is a lucid, entertaining and insightful account of a remarkable teacher, his craft and his subject that leads us to larger questions about education itself.