India is the world's largest, oldest, continuous civilization. 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.
Here are a few facts about this great country:
-India is the world's largest democracy.
System. Zero was invented
-Grammar constitutes one of India's greatest
contributions to Western philology.Panini, the Sanskrit
grammarian, who lived between 750 and 500 BC, was the first to compose formal
-The World's first university
in Takshashila in 700BC. More than 10,500 students from
all over the world studied more than 60 subjects. The University
built in the 4th century BC was one of the greatest
achievements of ancient India in the field
is the mother of all the European languages. Sanskrit
is the most suitable language for computer
software (Report in the 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 our civilization
-The art of Navigation was born in the river Sindh 6000 years
ago. The very word Navigation is derived from
word NAVGATIH. The word navy is also
derived from Sanskrit
-Bhaskaracharya calculated the time taken
by the earth to orbit the sun hundreds
before the astronomer Smart. Time taken
by earth to orbit the sun: (5th century) 365.258756484 days.
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.
-India never invaded any country in her last 10000 years
- The game
of Chess,BeejGanit(known better by its Arabic name 'Algebra') are another contributions of India to the world.