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“India is the cradle of the human race, the birthplace of humanspeech, the mother of history, the grandmother of legend, and thegreat grand mother of tradition. Our most valuable and mostconstructive materials in the history of man are treasured up in Indiaonly” -Mark Twain
“We owe a lot to the Indians, who taughtushow to count, without which noworthwhilescientific discovery could have beenmade” -Albert Einstein
“India conquered anddominated China culturally for 20 centurieswithout ever having to send a single soldieracross her border.” -Hu Shih, former Ambassador of China to USA
India never invaded any country in her last 10,000 years of history.
When many cultures were onlynomadic forest dwellers over5000 years ago,Indiansestablished Harappan culture inSindhu Valley(Indus ValleyCivilization)
The Worlds first university was established in Takshila in700BC.More than 10,500 students from all over the world studiedmore than 60 subjects.The University of Nalanda built in the 4th century BC wasone of the greatest achievements of ancient India in thefield of education
Sanskrit is themother of all the European languages. Sanskrit is the most suitable language for computer software reported inForbes magazine, July 1987.
According to the Gemological Institute of America,up until1896, India was the only source for diamonds to theworld.
India invented the NumberSystem. Zero was invented byAryabhatta.
The value of pie was first calculated by Budhayana, & he explained theconcept of what is now known as the Pythagorean Theorem. British scholars officially publishedin (1999) that Budhayans works date back to the 6th Century, which is long before the European mathematicians
Quadratic equations were by Sridharacharya in the 11th Century
In India the first references to astronomy are to be found in the Rig Veda which isdated around 2000 B.CThe Calculation of Eclipses And The Earths Circumference.The Heliocentric Theory of Gravitation
Sushruta is the fatherof surgery.2600 years ago he and healthscientists of his timeconducted complicatedsurgeries like cesareans,cataract, artificial limbs, fractures,urinary stones and even plastic surgery and brain surgery. Usage of anesthesiawas well known in ancient India. Over 125 surgical instruments were used by him. He had a deep knowledge of anatomy, physiology,embryology, digest ion,metabolism, genetics and immunity.
Ayurveda is the earliest school of medicine known to humans. Charaka, the father of medicine consolidated Ayurveda 2500 years ago.Yoga is a physical, mental, and spiritualdiscipline, originating in ancientIndia.According to medical scientists, yoga therapyis successful because of the balance created in thenervous and endocrine systems which directlyinfluences all the other systems of the body.