India’s Contribution to the World Tuesday, July 14, 2015 Life
A look at how Indians have helped shape the world for the better
the seventh largest country by area and second most populous country in the
world with over 30,000 years of historical importance has made several
contributions to the world out of which many have been erased from history or
someone else has taken credit for it.
article aims to shower some light upon the major contributions made by India’s
finest to the world irrespective of caste, color, age, time. Rich in Culture,
Tradition, Religion, Science, Prosperity, I couldn’t stop myself from writing about
our precious history and achievements many of which we aren’t aware of and are
upon a time India was described of as the land of heavenly beings not to forget
33 billion manifestations of gods in Indian scriptures and our golden heritage
and even more glorious past. Indian culture and knowledge regarding most things
known to mankind were so widely known that India was called as the pinnacle of
Human Civilization several hundreds of years ago.
any further ado, let me enlighten those who know already and all those others
who don’t know anything of the sort about the country they are living in, and
all those other people around the world who see India as just a land of snake
charmers and poverty about INDIA:
- We invented the number system
courtesy of the invention of Zero by Aryabhatta. Now you know why we are
very good in Mathematics…
- World’s first university ain’t
Cambridge or Oxfords. It was established in Takshila in 700BC and included
about 10,500 students from all over the world who studied more than 60
subjects at the time. We also built University of Nalanda in 4th
Century BC, being our one of the most prestigious achievements to date.
- All of you Europeans out there,
this article isn’t about what’s better and whose better. It’s about
enlightening the facts as it is. By which, I forgot to mention one thing.
Of all those languages you guys use, Sanskrit our language is said to be
the mother of all European languages and it is also the most suitable
language for computer software according to a report by Forbes magazine in
- Earliest school of medicine was
invented in India known worldwide as Ayurveda. This amazing system of
medicine was founded by Charaka who is known as the father of medicine about
2500 years ago.
- Until Britishers decided to
invade India in 17th century, India was the richest country in
earth. One more notable thing about our wealth is that we haven’t invaded
any country in our last 10,000 years of history and all our money is as genuine
as it gets…
- Hundreds of years before
Astronomer Smart calculated time taken by earth to orbit Sun, our own
Bhaskaracharya did it in 5th century and calculations of his
say that it will take 365.258756484 days.
- Another smartie named Budhayana
calculated the value of “Pi” and explained the concept of Pythagorean
Theorem and that too in 6th See, we were ages ahead of all of
you. But we aren’t boasting of any of it and I am not too. It’s just facts
everyone need to know.
- Algebra, Trigonometry, Calculus
came from India. The largest numbers used by Greeks and Romans were 106
whilst during vedic age, we used numbers of the magnitude which aren’t
even used now. (10 to the power of 53 in contrast – 10 to the power of 12
- It was being believed that
pioneer of wireless communication was Macaroni but it has been rejected by
USA based IEEE who states clearly in their study that it was prof.
Jagdeesh Bose who’s the person to whom the credit should go to.
- And by the way we invented
Chess. Thought you should know.
- There are lots of hospitals
around the world catering to all sorts of ailments known and unknown to
man in the world. About 2600 years ago, there existed a brilliant guy
named Sushruta in India who is known as the father of surgery as he and
his team of brilliant docs conducted complicated procedures such as
cesareans, cataracts, artificial limbs, fractures, urinary stones, even
plastic surgery and brain surgery. These guys even administered anesthesia
at that time.
- Whilst many of other cultures
were nomadic forest dwellers about 5000 years ago, Indians established
Harappan Culture in Indus Valley Civilization.
- The entire list of Indian
inventions and contributions make up for lots of pages on the Wikipedia
website itself and if I am to start including everything here, then it
would not get over any soon.
- Even now we treat our guests in
our own traditional way of Athidhi Devo Bhava… this has been passed over
to each and every one of us from old times and we still practice it. I
will deconstruct the words for easy understanding… Athidhi – Guests Devo –
God Bhava – to treat…in short it means that every guests arriving on
Indian soil is to be treated as God itself.
let me wind up by saying this out loud to both Indians and every other person
out there in the world: we aren’t all snake charmers and poverty stricken
people and when you get to know us better and our culture and our wonderful
country, you will learn that it’s as beautiful a country and people as it gets.
Every country in the world is wonderful and unique in its own way. Appreciate
it, grow with it, influence the administration and mould it in the best
manner. Come, let us grow together.