Shakuntala Devi

1929 - 2013

Shakuntala Devi

Shakuntala Devi (Kannada: ಶಕುಂತಲಾ ದೇವಿ; 4 November 1929 – 21 April 2013) was an Indian writer and mental calculator, popularly known as the "Human Computer". Devi strove to simplify mathematics for students. Her talent earned her a place in the 1982 edition of The Guinness Book of World Records. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Shakuntala Devi has received more than 2,911,473 page views. Her biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 3,692nd most popular writer.

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  • 46.51

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  • 30

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 1.74

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.69

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

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Among writers, Shakuntala Devi ranks 3,687 out of 4,883Before her are Pencho Slaveykov, Eric Frank Russell, Thomas Dekker, Len Deighton, Bernardo Guimarães, and Constantin von Wurzbach. After her are Grant Allen, Kedarnath Singh, Quim Monzó, Norman Spinrad, Meir Shalev, and Aleksei Kruchyonykh.

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Among people born in 1929, Shakuntala Devi ranks 252Before her are Charles Antenen, Adalet Ağaoğlu, Hong Song-nam, Henry E. Holt, Ignacio Velasco, and Len Deighton. After her are Yvette Williams, Mark Rydell, Hubert Dreyfus, Zdzisław Krzyszkowiak, Chaim Potok, and Barbara Walters. Among people deceased in 2013, Shakuntala Devi ranks 247Before her are Vivi Bach, Helen Thomas, Imants Ziedonis, Ramon Dekkers, Vincenzo Cerami, and Bobby Bland. After her are Amparo Rivelles, Jean Marcel Honoré, Raimondo D'Inzeo, Antonio Puchades, Michael Winner, and Bill Sharman.

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In India

Among people born in India, Shakuntala Devi ranks 370 out of 848Before her are Ramananda (1400), Bidhan Chandra Roy (1882), Fauja Singh (1911), Vyjayanthimala Bali (1936), Rajinikanth (1950), and Sabu Dastagir (1924). After her are Satya Nadella (1967), Om Puri (1950), B. V. Doshi (1927), Brian Horrocks (1895), Asima Chatterjee (1917), and Arjun Appadurai (1949).

Among WRITERS In India

Among writers born in India, Shakuntala Devi ranks 45Before her are Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay (1876), Mir Taqi Mir (1723), T. H. White (1906), Ram Prasad Bismil (1897), Bhavabhuti (null), and R. K. Narayan (1906). After her are Tarasankar Bandyopadhyay (1898), Arundhati Roy (1961), Saadat Hasan Manto (1912), Anita Desai (1937), Mahadev Desai (1892), and Ravindra Prabhat (1969).

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