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Some facts about India

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SOME VERY IMPRESSIVE FACTS ABOUT INDIA !

There are 3.22 Million Indians in America
38% of Doctors in America are Indians.
12% of Scientists in America are Indians.
36% of NASA employees are Indians.
34% of MICROSOFT employees are Indians
28% of IBM employees are Indians
17% of INTEL employees are Indians
13% of XEROX employees are Indians
23% of Indian Community in America is having Green-Card

You may know some of these facts. These facts were recently published in a
German Magazine, which deals with WORLD HISTORY.

FACTS ABOUT INDIA

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

b. India invented the Number System. Also Aryabhatta invented Zero.

c. 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.

d. 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.

e. 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.

f. 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.

g. The art of Navigation was born in the river Sindh 6000 years ago.
The very word Navigation is derived from the Sanskrit word NAVGATIH. The
word navy is also derived from Sanskrit ‘Nou’.

h. 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.

i. 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.

j. 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 BC
during the Vedic period. Even today, the largest used number is Tera
10**12(10 to the power of 12).

k. According to the Geological Institute of America, up until
1896,India was the only source for diamonds to the world.

l. USA based IEEE has proved what has been a century old suspicions in the
world scientific community that the pioneer of wireless communication was
Prof. Jagdeesh Bose and not Marconi.

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

n. According to Saka King Rudradaman I of 150 BC a beautiful lake
called ‘Sudarshana’ was constructed on the hills of Raivataka during
Chandragupta Maurya’s time.

o. Chess (Shataranja or AshtaPada) was invented in India.

p. 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 was used. Deep knowledge of anatomy,
physiology, etiology, embryology, digestion, metabolism, genetics and
immunity is also found in many texts.

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

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

QUOTES ABOUT INDIA

a. 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.

b. 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
constructive materials in the history of man are treasured up in India only.

c. 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.

d. 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.

All the above is just the TIP of the iceberg, the list could be
endless.

Written by Bhushan Kulkarni

December 27, 2006 at 10:45 am

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