HISTORICAL FACTS ABOUT INDIA.

A. India never invaded any country in her last 10000 years of history.
B. India invented the Number System. Zero was invented by Aryabhatta.
C. The World's first university was established in Takshila in 700BC. More than
10,500 students from all over the world studied more than 60 subjects. The
University of Nalanda built in the 4th century BC was one of the greatest
achievements of ancient India in the field of education.
D. Sanskrit is the mother of all the European languages. Sanskrit is the most
suitable language for computer software reported in Forbes magazine, July 1987.
E. Ayurveda is the earliest school of medicine known to humans. Charaka, the father
of medicine consolidated Ayurveda 2500 years ago. Today Ayurveda is fast
regaining its rightful place in our civilization.
F. Although modern images of India often show poverty and lack of development,
India was the richest country on earth until the time of British invasion in the
early 17th Century.
G. The art of Navigation was born in the river Sindh 6000 years ago. The Very word
Navigation is derived from the Sanskrit word NAVGATIH. The word navy is also
derived from Sanskrit 'Nou'.
H. Bhaskaracharya calculated the time taken by the earth to orbit the sun hundreds
of years before the astronomer Smart.; Time taken by earth to orbit the sun:
(5th century) 365.258756484 days.
I. The value of pi was first calculated by Budhayana, and he explained the concept of
what is known as the Pythagorean Theorem. He discovered this in the 6th century
long before the European mathematicians.
J. Algebra, trigonometry and calculus came from India; Quadratic equations were by
Sridharacharya in the 11th Century; The largest numbers the Greeks and the
Romans used were 106 (10 to the power of 6) whereas Hindus used numbers as big
as 1053(10 to the power of 53) with specific names as early as 5000 BCE during
the Vedic period. Even today, the largest used number isTera 1012(10 to the
power of 12).
K. According to the Gemological Institute of America, up until 1896, India was the
only source for diamonds to the world.
L. USA based IEEE has proved what has been a century-old suspicion in the world
scientific community that the pioneer of Wireless communication was Prof.
Jagdeesh Bose and not Marconi.
M. The earliest reservoir and dam for irrigation was built in Saurashtra.
N. According to Saka King Rudradaman I of 150 CE a beautiful lake called
'Sudarshana' was constructed on the hills of Raivataka during Chandragupta
Maurya's time.
O. Chess (Shataranja or AshtaPada) was invented in India.
P. Sushruta is the father of surgery. 2600 years ago he and health scientists of his
time conducted complicated surgeries like cesareans, cataract, artificial limbs,
fractures, urinary stones and even plastic surgery and brain surgery. Usage of
anesthesia was well known in ancient India. Over 125 surgical equipment were
used. Deep knowledge of anatomy, physiology, etiology, embryology, digestion,
metabolism, genetics and immunity is also found in many texts.
Q. When many cultures were only nomadic forest dwellers over 5000 years ago,
Indians established Harappan culture in Sindhu Valley(Indus Valley Civilization)
R. The place value system, the decimal system was developed in India in 100 BC.

QUOTES ABOUT INDIA

A. Albert Einstein said: We owe a lot to the Indians, who taught us how to count,
without which no worthwhile scientific discovery could have been made.
B. Mark Twain said: India is the cradle of the human race, the birthplace of human
speech, the mother of history, the grandmother of legend, and the great grand
mother of tradition. Our most valuable and most constructive materials in the
history of man are treasured up in India only.
C. French scholar Romain Rolland said: If there is one place on the face of earth
where all the dreams of living men have found a home from the very earliest days
when man began the dream of existence, it is India.
D. Hu Shih, former Ambassador of China to USA said: India conquered and
dominated China culturally for 20 centuries without ever having to send a single
soldier across her border. All the above is just the TIP of the iceberg, the list
could be endless.

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