Some Facts you might know about History of India

Historical facts about India :- 

  1. India never invaded any country in her last 10000 years of history.
  2. India invented the Number System. Zero was invented by Aryabhatta.
  3. 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.
  4. Sanskrit is the mother of all the European languages. Sanskrit is the most suitable language for computer software, reported in Forbes magazine, July 1987.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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’.
  8. 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 thesun:(5thcentury)365.258756484days.
  9. 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.
  10. According to the Gemological Institute of America, up until 1896, India was the only source for diamonds to the world
  11. Chess (Shataranja or AshtaPada) was invented in India.
  12. The Indus River flows through what now belongs to Pakistan. India was originally named for the Indus, but now the name is only symbolic of India and Pakistan’s fractured relationship.After the two countries were separated by Partition in 1947, relations were heavily strained and four wars followed; the most recent ended in 1999. 
  13. India covers 1.27 million square miles in area (3.29 million sq km). It is the seventh-largest country on Earth.
  14. When many cultures were only nomadic forest dwellers over 5000 years ago, Indians established Harappan culture in Sindhu Valley (Indus Valley Civilization).
  15. USA based IEEE has proved what has been a century-old suspicion in the world scientific community that the pioneer of Wireless communication was Prof. Jagdeesh Bose and not Marconi.

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