India,s gift to the world

Powerful Essays
India’s
 contribu*on to
the
rest
of
 the world


“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
tradi*on.
Our
 most valuable
 and
 most
 construc*ve
 materials
 in
 the
 history of
man
are
treasured
up
in
India
only”

Mark Twain

"India was the motherland of our race 
 and Sanskrit
the
mother
of
Europe's
languages.


India
was
the
mother
of
our
philosophy,

 of much
of
our
 mathema*cs,
 of
 the
 ideals
 embodied
 in
 chris*anity... of
self‐government
and
democracy.


In
many
ways,
Mother
India
is
the
mother
of
us
all."

‐ Will Durant
‐ American Historian 1885‐1981

“If
there
is
one
place
on
the
face
of
this
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."
Romain Rolland ‐ French Philosopher 1886‐1944

“We
 owe
 a
 lot
 to
 the
 Indians,
 who
 taught
 us
 how to
 count,
 without
 which
 no
 worthwhile
 scien*fic discovery
could
have
been
made”

Albert Einstein

“India conquered and
 dominated China
 culturally
 for

20
 centuries
 without
 ever
 having to
 send
 a
 single
 soldier
 across her
border.”

Hu Shih, former Ambassador of
China to USA

“Many
of
the
advances
in
the
sciences

 that we
 consider
 today
 to
 have
 been
 made
 in
 Europe
 were in
fact
made in India centuries ago”

Grant Duff BriMsh Historian of India

India never invaded any country in her last 10,000 years of history.

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


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

This
method
of
graduated
 calcula*on was
documented
in
the

Pancha‐Siddhan*ka
(Five

Principles)
in
the
5th
Century

But
 the technique
is
said
to
be
da*ng
 from Vedic
*mes
circa
2000
B.C.



The value of pi was first calculated by

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