The facts GIVEN
BELOW were recently published in a German Magazine
with WORLD HISTORY FACTS ABOUT INDIA.
India never invaded any country in her last 10000 years of history.
India invented the Number System. Zero was invented
The World's first university was established in Takshila
in 700BC. More than 10,500 students from
over the world studied more than 60 subjects. The University of Nalanda
built in the
century BC was one of the greatest achievements of ancient India in the
field of education.
Sanskrit is the mother of all the European languages.Sanskrit
is the most suitable language
computer software reported in Forbes magazine, July 1987.
Ayurveda is the earliest school of medicine known
to humans. Charaka, the father of medicine
Ayurveda 2500 years ago. Today Ayurveda is fast regaining its rightful
place in our civilization.
Although modern images of India often show poverty
and lack of development, India was the
country on earth until the time of British invasion in the early 17th Century.
The art of Navigation was born in the river Sindh
6000 years ago. The very word Navigation is
from the Sanskrit word NAVGATIH. The word navy is also derived from
the time taken by the earth to orbit the sun hundreds of years before
astronomer Smart.; Time taken by earth to orbit the sun: (5th century)365.258756484
The value of pi was first calculated by Budhayana,
and he explained the concept of what is
as the Pythagorean Theorem. He discovered this in the 6th century long
before the European mathematicians
Algebra, trigonometry and calculus
came fromIndia; Quadratic equations were by Sridharacharya in
11th century ; The largest numbers the Greeks and the Romans used were
10 6(10 to the power of6) 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 is Tera 1012(10 to the
power of 12).
According to the Gemological Institute of America, up until 1896, India
was the only source
diamonds to the world.
l. USA based IEEE has proved
what has been a century-old suspicion in the world scientific
that the pioneer of Wireless ommunication was Prof. Jagdeesh Bose and not
The earliest reservoir and dam for irrigation was built in Saurashtra.
According to Saka King Rudradaman I
of 150 CE a beautiful lake called 'Sudarshana'
constructed on the hills of Raivataka during Chandragupta Maurya's time.
Chess (Shataranja or AshtaPada) was invented in India.
Sushruta is the father of surgery.
2600 years ago he and health scientists of his time conducted complicated
like cesareans,cataract, artificial limbs,fractures,urinarystones 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.
When many cultures were only nomadic forest dwellers
over 5000 years ago, Indians established
culture in Sindhu Valley (Indus Valley Civilization).
The place value system, the decimal system was developed in India in 100
Albert Einstein said: We
owe a lot to the Indians,
taught us how to count, without which no worthwhile scientific
could have been made.
Mark Twain said: India
is the cradle of the human
birthplace of human speech,the mother of history,the
of legend, and the great grand mother of tradition. Our most
and most structive materials in the history of man are
up in India only.
French scholar Romain Rolland said: If
place on the face of earth where all the dreams of living men have
a home from the very earliest days when man began the dream of
it is India.
Hu Shih,former Ambassador of China to USA said:
conquered and dominated China culturally for 20 centuries without
having to send a single soldier across her border.