India is the only society in the world that has never known slavery.
India was the richest country on Earth until the time of British in the early 17th centaury.
India has never invaded any country in her last 10,000 years.
Robert Clive’s personal wealth amassed from the blunder of Bengal during 1750’s was estimated at around 401,102 pound.
It has been estimated that the total amount of treasure that the British looted from India had already reached 1,000,000,000 pound by 1901.
Taking into consideration interest rates and inflation this would be worth close to 1,000,000,000,000 (1 trillion) pounds in real terms.
India invented the Number System. Aryabhatta invented zero. The place value system, the decimal system was developed in India in 100 BC.Aryabhatta was the first to explain spherical shape, size, diameter, rotation and correct speed of Earth in 499 AD.
The World’s first university was established in Takshila in 700 BC. Students from all over the World studied more than 60 subjects.
The University of Nalanda built in the 4th century was one of the greatest achievements of ancient India in the field of education.
Sanskrit is considered the mother of all higher languages. Sanskrit is the most precise, and therefore suitable language for computer software – a report in Forbes magazine, July 1987.
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 civilization.
Christopher Columbus was attracted India’s wealth and was looking for route to India when he discovered the American continent by mistake.
The art of Navigation was born in the river Sindh 6000 years ago. The word ‘Navigation’ is derived from the Sanskrit word NAVGATIH. The word navy is also derived from Sanskrit ‘Nou’.
In Siddhanta Siromani (Bhuvanakosam 6) Bhaskaracharya II described about gravity of earth about 400 years before Sir Isaac Newton. He also had some clear notions on differential calculus, and the Theory of Continued Fraction.
Bhaskaracharya II discovered theory of Continued Fraction.
Indians discovered Arithmetic and Geometric progression. Arithmetic progression is explained in Yajurveda.
Govindaswamin discovered Newton Gauss Interpolation formula about 1800 years before Newton.
Vateswaracharya discovered Newton Gauss Backward Interpolation formula about 1000 years before Newton.
Parameswaracharya discovered Lhuiler’s formula about 400 years before Lhuiler.
Nilakanta discovered Newton’s Infinite Geometric Progression convergent series.
Positive and Negative numbers and their calculations were explained first by Brahmagupta in his book Brahmasputa Siddhanta.
Aryabhatta also propounded the Heliocentric theory of gravitation, thus predating Copernicus by almost one thousand years.
Boudhayana first calculated the value of “pi”, and he explained the concept of what is known as the Pythagorean theorem. He discovered this in the 6th century long before the European mathematicians. This was ‘validated’ by British scholars in 1999.
Algebra, trigonometry and calculus came from India. Sridharacharya propounded quadratic equations in the 11th century.
The largest numbers the Greeks and the Romans used were 106 whereas Hindus used numbers as big as 1053 with specific names as early as 5000 BC during the Vedic period. Even today, the largest used number is Tera: 1012.
Maharshi Sushruta is the father of surgery. 2600 years ago he and health scientists of his time conducted complicated surgeries like caesareans, cataract, artificial limbs, fractures, urinary stones and even plastic surgery.
Usage of anaesthesia was well known in ancient India. Over 125 surgical equipments were used.
Detailed knowledge of anatomy, physiology, aetiology, 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 Harappan culture in the Sindhu Valley Civilization.
RigVedas (1.50), a hymn addressed to the Sun, refers quite clearly that the Sun traverses 2,202 yojanas in half a nimesha. This is in fact refers to the speed of light.
The world famous and priceless “Kohinoor” diamond, which is set in the Crown of the British monarch (Queen Victoria, and Elizabeth II), was acquired from India.
Chess (Shataranja or AshtaPada) was reportedly invented in India.
The 13th century poet saint Gyandev created the game of snakes & ladders. It was originally called ‘Mokshapat.’ The ladders in the game represented virtues and the snakes indicated vices.
According to the Gemological Institute of America, up until 1896, India was the only source for diamonds to the world.
The World’s First Granite Temple is the Brihadeswara temple at Tanjavur in Tamil Nadu. The shikhara is made from a single ’80-tonne’ piece of granite.
Source: Google search – History of India.