*WORLD HISTORY FACTS ABOUT INDIA*
*Some of the following facts may be known to you. These facts were recently
published in a German magazine, which deals with WORLD HISTORY FACTS ABOUT
*1. India never invaded any country in her last 1000 years of history.*
*2. India invented the Number system. Zero was invented by Aryabhatta.*
*3. 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.*
*4. According to the Forbes magazine, Sanskrit is the most suitable language
for computer software.*
*5. Ayurveda is the earliest school of medicine known to humans.*
*6. Although western media portray modern images of India as poverty striken
and underdeveloped through political corruption, India was once the richest
empire on earth.*
*7. The art of navigation was born in the river Sindh 5000 years ago. The
very word "Navigation" is derived from the Sanskrit word NAVGATIH.*
*8. The value of pi was first calculated by Budhayana, and he explained the
concept of what is now known as the Pythagorean Theorem. British scholars
have last year (1999) officially published that Budhayan's works dates to
the 6th Century which is long before the European mathematicians.*
*9. 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 Indians used numbers as big as 1053 *
*10. According to the Gemmological Institute of America, up until 1896,
India was the only source of diamonds to the world. *
*11. USA based IEEE has proved what has been a century-old suspicion amongst
academics that the pioneer of wireless communication was Professor Jagdeesh
Bose and not Marconi. *
*12. The earliest reservoir and dam for irrigation was built in Saurashtra *
*13. Chess was invented in India *
*14. Sushruta is the father of surgery. 2600 years ago he and health
scientists of his time conducted surgeries like cesareans, cataract,
fractures and urinary stones. Usage of anesthesia was well known in ancient
India . *
*15. When many cultures in the world were only nomadic forest dwellers over
5000 years ago, Indians established Harappan culture in Sindhu Valley (Indus
Valley India in 100 BC. *
16. The place value system, the decimal system was developed in India in 100BC.
*Quotes about India *
*We owe a lot to the Indians, who taught us how to count, without which no
worthwhile scientific discovery could have been made. Albert Einstein. *
*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. Mark Twain. *
*If there is one place on the face of earth where all dreams of living men
have found a home from the very earliest days when man began the dream of
existence, it is India French scholar Romain Rolland. *
*India conquered and dominated China culturally for 20 centuries without
ever having to send a single soldier across her border. *
*Hu Shih (former Chinese ambassador to USA ) *
Q. Who is the GM of Hewlett Packard (hp)?
A. Rajiv Gupta
Q. Who is the creator of Pentium chip (needs no introduction as 90% of today's computers run on it)?
A. Vinod Dahm
Q. Who is amongst the top 5 richest man on the world?
A. According to the latest report, Mukesh Ambani RIL CEO has overtaken Azim Premji-CEO of Wipro Industries. The Sultan of Brunei was at 6th position.
Q. Who is the founder and creator of Hotmail (Hotmail is world's No.1 Web based email program)?
A. Sabeer Bhatia
Q. Who is the president of AT & T-Bell Labs (AT & T-Bell Labs is the Creator of program languages such as C, C++, Unix to name a few)?
A. Arun Netravalli
Q. Who is the MTD (Microsoft Testing Director) of Windows 2000, responsible to iron out all initial problems?
A. Sanjay Tejwrika
Q. Who are the CEOs CitiBank, Mckinsey & Stanchart & Pepsico?
A. Vikram Pandit , Rajat Gupta, Rana Talwar & Indra Nooyi.
Q. Indians are the wealthiest among all ethnic groups in America, even faring better than the whites and the natives.
There are 3.25 mn Indians in USA (1.5% of population).
YET, >38% of doctors in USA are Indians.
>12% scientists in USA are Indians.
>36% of NASA scientists are Indians.
>34% of Microsoft employees are Indians.
>28% of IBM employees are Indians.
>17% of INTEL scientists are Indians.
>13% of XEROX employees are! Indians.
Bharata Muni is an ancient sage who laid down the first general theories of poetry ,dance, drama, music and aesthetics in his treatise in Sanskrit on dramatic art known as Natya sastra, this treatise is of an encyclopaedic character, probably compiled from far more ancient works. Most classical and dance forms of India are influenced by the guidelines set down in this treatise.
Chess(Shataranja or AshtaPada)was invented in India.
Sushruta a physician of Ancient India is the father of surgery.
The place value system,the decimal system was developed in India in 100 BC.
Aryabhatta was the scientist who invented the digit zero.
The worlds first university was established in Takshila in 700 BC
Christopher Columbus wa attracted by India's wealth and was looking for a
route to India when he discovered America by mistake.
The art of Navigation and Navigating was born in the river Sindh 6000 over
Bhaskaracharya rightly calculated the time taken by the earth to orbit the
sun hundreds of years before the astronomer Smart.
The value of "pi" was first calculated by Indian Mathamatician Budhayana ,he
explained the concept of what is known as the Pythagorean Theorem.
Algebra,Trigonometry and calculus originated in India.
Quadric equations were used by Sridharacharya in the 11th century.
Until 1896,India was the only source for diamonds in the world.
The Himalayas are the highest range of mountains in the world.
The practice of yoga existed in India since time immemorial.Yoga and meditation are practices used to attain enlightenment.
The Sumerians were the first Western Traders in India. Merchants bought Indian spices because the value of many spices was higher in weight than that of the gold.
India never invaded any country in her last 10,000 years of history.
Grammer constuites one of the India's greatest contributions to the world.
Panini, the Sanskrit grammarian,who lived between 750 and 500 BC was the first to compose formal grammar through his Astadhyai
Sanskrit is considered the mother of all higher languages.
Ayurveda is the earliest school of medicine known to the humans. Charaka,the father of medicine consolidated Ayurveda 2500 years ago.
USA based IEEE has proved that the pioneer of wireless communication was
Prof.Jagdish Bose and not Marconi.
Peppers and mangoes were first grown in India.
Jayadeva was an Indian mathematician who knew the cyclic method chakravala the finest thing achieved in the theory of numbers before lagrange.
Gopala was an Indian mathematician who studied the Fibonacci numbers,more than half century before Fibonacci popularized these numbers in Europe.
*ALL OF THE ABOVE IS JUST THE TIP OF THE ICEBERG, THE LIST COULD BE ENDLESS.
*BUT, if we don't see even a glimpse of that great India in the India that we see today, it clearly means that we are not working up to our potential; and that if we do, we could once again be an ever shining and inspiring country setting a bright path for rest of the world to follow. The strength of India lies in its spiritual heritage. By following and imitating the western way of life and culture, we will have same destination as America. Today, in spite of so much material development and advancement, we find western people more like a frustrated lot. Western economics system which is based on excessive greed is collapsing and will push the earth’s climate to a new low. We Indians have to make sure that we just don’nt follow & imitate a culture and way of life which is disastrous. *