Now why did you choose to omit this first part of your cut&paste from the Wikipedia article?<quoted text>
It is simply false that Ramanujan had 'no education' and had 'no access to books'.
From the Wikipedia article:
And it is the view of Ramanujan's biographer that his ability ccame from an obsession with mathematics. He worked much harder at it than most people and achieved much more.
"Srinivasa Ramanujan FRS ( pronunciation (help·info))(Tamil: ஸ் 92;ீன& #3007;வா ஸ ரா 90;ான& #3009;ஜன ்; 22 December 1887 – 26 April 1920) was an Indian mathematician and autodidact who, with almost no formal training in pure mathematics, made extraordinary contributions to mathematical analysis, number theory, infinite series, and continued fractions. Living in India with no access to the larger mathematical community, which was centred in Europe at the time, Ramanujan developed his own mathematical research in isolation. As a result, he sometimes rediscovered known theorems in addition to producing new work. Ramanujan was said to be a natural genius by the English mathematician G. H. Hardy, in the same league as mathematicians such as Euler and Gauss. He died at the age of 32....."
Are you aware that "autodidact" means self-taught?
You implied that Ramanujan had only one biographer and omitted this part of the article as well:
"Ramanujan's first Indian biographers describe him as rigorously orthodox. Ramanujan credited his acumen to his family Goddess, Namagiri of Namakkal. He looked to her for inspiration in his work, and claimed to dream of blood drops that symbolised her male consort, Narasimha, after which he would receive visions of scrolls of complex mathematical content unfolding before his eyes. He often said, "An equation for me has no meaning, unless it represents a thought of God.""
What Ramanugan discovered in these visions of scrolls cannot be explained by your atheistic rationalizations.
."....No one was talking about black holes back in the 1920s when Ramanujan first came up with mock modular forms, and yet, his work may unlock secrets about them," Ono says.
Expansion of modular forms is one of the fundamental tools for computing the entropy of a modular black hole. Some black holes, however, are not modular, but the new formula based on Ramanujan's vision may allow physicists to compute their entropy as though they were....."
In the 1920's our scientists were still working on making "iron birds fly" and "horses run on wheels" per the 8th century Tibetan prophecy that predicted the invention of these things would precede the scattering of the Tibetan people to all parts of the earth. Our scientists didn't start talking about black holes in space until 1958.