The Many Contributions of Ancient India<br />Vaishali Oza<br />
VEDAS<br />Vedas in Sanskrit means knowledge<br />Rig Veda - medicine<br />Sama Veda – fine arts<br />Yajur Veda – weaponr...
GENERAL SCIENCE<br />Used what we now call the scientific method to answer questions about nature<br />Theorized that all ...
ASTRONOMY<br />Calculated future eclipses and duration<br />Calculated the Earth’s circumference<br />Realized the force o...
MEDICINE<br />Performed surgeries<br />The Rig Veda mentions many herbal medicines to control various ailments such as hig...
MATHEMATICS<br />Concept of zero<br />Decimal system<br />Geometry and Trigonometry – measurement of angles, Pythagorean t...
FINE ARTS<br />Study of sound and phonetics<br />Ancient dances<br />Paintings using various colors from different natural...
OTHER FACTS AND FAMOUS PEOPLE<br />One of the first universities was in Ancient India; it was called Takshashila<br />Used...
WORKS CITED<br /> "Ancient India's Contribution to Astronomy - Unexplained – In Search for 		Truth" Unexplained. Web. 28 S...
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  1. 1. The Many Contributions of Ancient India<br />Vaishali Oza<br />
  2. 2. VEDAS<br />Vedas in Sanskrit means knowledge<br />Rig Veda - medicine<br />Sama Veda – fine arts<br />Yajur Veda – weaponry <br />Atharva Veda – business/ commerce <br />The Vedas hold a lot of information in these four subjects and are still read by scholars today<br />
  3. 3. GENERAL SCIENCE<br />Used what we now call the scientific method to answer questions about nature<br />Theorized that all objects are made of tiny particles (like atoms)<br />
  4. 4. ASTRONOMY<br />Calculated future eclipses and duration<br />Calculated the Earth’s circumference<br />Realized the force of gravity on all objects<br />Discovered that the Earth rotates around the sun<br />Discovered how many planets are in our solar system<br />360o in a circle<br />Estimated 360 days in a year<br />Used compass roses <br />
  5. 5. MEDICINE<br />Performed surgeries<br />The Rig Veda mentions many herbal medicines to control various ailments such as high blood pressure, depression, amnesia, acidity, and apnea<br />Various types of yoga were also mentioned to help some of these same problems<br />
  6. 6. MATHEMATICS<br />Concept of zero<br />Decimal system<br />Geometry and Trigonometry – measurement of angles, Pythagorean theorem, called Gyaamitiand Trikonamitiin Sanskrit<br />Estimated π at 3 and then 3.15<br />Concepts we use in algebra and calculus 300 years before Newton<br />Exponents<br />
  7. 7. FINE ARTS<br />Study of sound and phonetics<br />Ancient dances<br />Paintings using various colors from different natural sources<br />
  8. 8. OTHER FACTS AND FAMOUS PEOPLE<br />One of the first universities was in Ancient India; it was called Takshashila<br />Used smelting to combine different metals<br />Had a 54 letter alphabet<br />Aryabhatta – first astronomer of India; he made many significant contributions in the areas of astronomy and mathematics<br />Panini – a Sanskrit grammarian who contributed in the areas of phonetics, phonology, and morphology. He is considered the founder of the language and literature<br />
  9. 9. WORKS CITED<br /> "Ancient India's Contribution to Astronomy - Unexplained – In Search for Truth" Unexplained. Web. 28 Sept. 2011. <http://istina.rin.ru/eng/ufo/text/329.html>.<br /> "Ancient India’s Contributions in Mathematics, Art, and Architecture (Part 2), by SoumyaMurag | Tattva." Hindu YUVA | Youth for Unity, Virtues and Action. Web. 28 Sept. 2011. <http://www.hinduyuva.org/tattva- blog/2008/02/ancient-india-contributions/>.<br /> "Contributions of Ancient India to the World of Science 1 : Roop_910 Blogs on Sulekha, History Blogs, Roop_910 Blog from India." Roop_910 Profile on Sulekha.com. Web. 28 Sept. 2011. <http://roop- 910.sulekha.com/blog/post/2007/04/contributions-of-ancient-india-to-the- world-of-science.htm>.<br /> "People of Ancient India,Famous People of Ancient India - Panini,Aryabhata,Ashoka,SamudraGupta,ChandraguptaMaurya." India News, India, History Of India, Culture, India Map, India Pictures, Indian News, India News Headlines, India News Updates. Web. 28 Sept. 2011. <http://www.thisismyindia.com/ancient_india/people-of-ancient- india.html>.<br /> "Science, Medicine, Technology in Ancient India - Crystalinks." Crystalinks Home Page. Web. 28 Sept. 2011. <http://www.crystalinks.com/indiascience.html>.<br />

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