Amazing Facts

India and Indians Amazing Facts!

  1. India is the world's largest, oldest, continuous

  2. India never invaded any country in her last
    10000 years of history.

  3. India is the world's largest democracy.

  4. Varanasi, also known as Benares, was called "the
    ancient city" when Lord Buddha visited it in 500 B.C.E, and is the
    oldest, continuously inhabited city in the world today.

  5. India invented the Number System. Zero was
    invented by Aryabhatta.

  6. The World's first university was established in Takshashila
    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.

  7. Sanskrit is the mother of all the European
    languages. Sanskrit is the most suitable language for computer software
    - a report in Forbes magazine, July 1987.

  8. 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
    our civilization.

  9. Although modern images of India often show poverty and lack of
    development, India was the richest country on earth
    until the time of British invasion in the early 17th Century.
    Christopher Columbus was attracted by India's wealth.

  10. The art of Navigation was bornin the river
    Sindhu 6000 years ago. The very word Navigation is derived from the
    Sanskrit word NAVGATIH. The word navy is also derived from Sanskrit

  11. Bhaskaracharya calculated the time taken by the
    earth to orbit the sun hundreds of years before the astronomer Smart.
    Time taken by earth to orbit the sun: (5th century) 365.258756484 days.

  12. The value of pi was first calculated by
    Budhayana, 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.

  13. 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
    Hindus used numbers as big as 10**53(10 to the power of 53) with
    specific names as early as 5000 BCE during the Vedic period. Even
    today, the largest used number is Tera 10**12(10 to the power of 12).

  14. IEEE has proved what has been a century old suspicion in the
    world scientific community that the pioneer of wireless communication
    was Prof. Jagdish Bose and not Marconi.

  15. The earliest reservoir and dam for irrigation was built in Saurashtra.

  16. According to Saka King Rudradaman I of 150 CE a beautiful lake
    called Sudarshana was constructed on the hills of
    Raivataka during Chandragupta Maurya's time.

  17. Chess (Shataranja or AshtaPada) was invented in

  18. Sushruta is the father of surgery. 2600 years
    ago he and health scientists of his time conducted complicated
    surgeries like cesareans, cataract, artificial limbs, fractures,
    urinary stones and even plastic surgery and brain surgery. Usage of
    anesthesia was well known in ancient India. Over 125 surgical equipment
    were used. Deep knowledge of anatomy, physiology, etiology, embryology,
    digestion, metabolism, genetics and immunity is also found in many

  19. When many cultures were only nomadic forest dwellers over 5000
    years ago, Indians established Harappan culture in Sindhu
    Valley (Indus Valley Civilization).

  20. The four religions born in India, Hinduism, Buddhism,
    Jainism, and Sikhism, are followed by 25% of the world's

  21. The place value system, the decimal system was
    developed in India in 100 BC.

  22. India is one of the few countries in the World, which gained independence
    without violence.

  23. India has the second largest pool of Scientists and
    Engineers in the World.

  24. India is the largest English speaking nation in
    the world.

  25. India is the only country other than US and Japan, to have built
    a super computer indigenously.

Famous Quotes on India (by non-Indians)

  1. Albert Einstein said: We owe a lot to the
    Indians, who taught us how to count, without which no worthwhile
    scientific discovery could have been made.

  2. Mark Twain said: 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. Our
    most valuable and most instructive materials in the history of man are
    treasured up in India only.

  3. French scholar Romain Rolland said: If there is
    one place on the face of earth where all the dreams of living men have
    found a home from the very earliest days when man began the dream of
    existence, it is India.

  4. Hu Shih, former Ambassador of China to USA said:
    India conquered and dominated China culturally for 20 centuries without
    ever having to send a single soldier across her border.

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