**Ekata Saha**

TIFR, Mumbai

August 17, 2017

**Transcendence of certain infinite series**:
The problem of studying transcendental nature of infinite series owes its origin to classical mathematics. Such problems are not discrete in nature and often have a rich transcendence theory behind. In the first half, we shall discuss few such examples. Then we shall report on a joint work with M. Ram Murty, where we study transcendental nature of
certain infinite series, in the realm of the theory of E-functions.