Proud To Be An Indian
These facts were
recently published in a German magazine, which deals with WORLD HISTORY.
FACTS ABOUT INDIA
A) India never invaded any country in her last 10000 years of
B) India invented the Number System. Aryabhatta invented
C) The World's first university was established in Takshila
in 700BC. More than 10,500 students from all over the world studies 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 - a report in
Forbes magazine, July1987.
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
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 whereas Hindus used numbers as
big as1053910 to the power of (53) with specific names as early as 5000 BC
during the Vedic period. Even today, the largest used number is Tera 1012910 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,
mbryology, digestion, metabolism, genetics and immunity is also found in Many
Q) When many cultures were only nomadic forest dwellers over
5000 years ago, Indians established Harappan culture in Sindhu valley (Indus
R) The place value system, the decimal system was developed
in India in100 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.
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.