Further requests for books could not be accepted, as he was too busy writing papers and presenting them at conferences all over the world. But after retirement he decided to write a book combing all his research of 45 years. As he started to write, he thought of many new topics he could write on and he collaborated with others on this. He also translated Bhaskeracharya's "Leelavati" from Marathi into English with another colleague from India.
the last two years Som has been busy all day listening to music and
writing a book called "Proximity
Approach to Problems in Topology
On his 77th birthday, in August last year
he received good news that a book
he had been working on for the past two years would be
published by Oldenbourg,
Germany, in January.
book by Naimpally entitled Proximity
Spaces, which was first published in 1970 by Cambridge
University Press, has been reprinted and is available from Cambridge
University Press. This book provides a compact introduction to the
theory of proximity spaces and their generalizations, making the subject
accessible to readers having a basic knowledge of topological and
uniform spaces, such as can be found in standard textbooks.
Som has some other books up his sleeve ready to be written but he is still waiting for two more that are with publishers.
Naimpallys made Ontario their home in 1971. Son Ravi is a member of
the renowned World Music ensemble-TASA and daughter, Anu is an
accomplished Bharatanatyam dancer.
Approach to Problems in Topology and Analysis
is a book on the Concept
of Near and Far
Concept both Simple and Profound. It contains
research introduced about 100 years ago by the well-known Hungarian
mathematician Frederick Riesz on the concept of “Near and Far”— a
concept so simple that even those not in mathematics can understand it,
and so profound that it unifies and simplifies many results scattered in
is in good company in viewing the subject of Mathematics with some
degree of reverence. Sixteenth
Galilei is reported to have said, "Mathematics is the
language with which God wrote the universe," and 20th
century philosopher Bertrand Russell believed that Mathematics possesses
not only truth, but “supreme beauty.”
book is a culmination of my lifelong research in Mathematics.
I am especially excited that some of my results have been used to
explain a paper on general relativity by the famous physicist Steven
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