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IN History & Culture ON 27 Jan, 2015
There are many things for which we idolise foreign countries being so advanced. But there are many things, for whose invention and discovery the sole credit goes to our very own India. Let's have a look at what they are.
Indus valley civilization is known as the world oldest civilization and is an integral part of India.
In Gupta Empire, Chaturanga was played for entertainment which later resulted in Chess.
Originally known as Mokshapat, was played during 13th century and was invented by saint Gyandev.
Decimal number system is the oldest known number system which is known to be originated during 1-6th century in India. Pythagoras theorem was discovered by Budhayan who also discovered the value of pi. And during 7th century Bramhagupta discovered quadratic equation.
Treatment for cataract and plastic surgery was invented by father of surgery, Sushtra.
The very demonstration of radio waves for communication was made by Sir Jagdish Chandra Bose in 1895, i.e. 2 years prior to Marconi who is assumed to be the inventor of Wireless technology.
The initial methods to keep body fit was Yoga and is invented in India.
Binary Codes were first described by Pingala.
Buttons were used in Mohenjo-daro for ornamental purpose.
Ruler were first used in Indus valley civilization and were made of ivory in those times.
It was invented during British Raj in India by boiling various kinds of soaps and oil together and was then known as Champo in Hindi.
Flush system in toilets was originated in India during Indus valley civilization.
Nalanda University in India is known to be the first university of the world.
The oldest scripts and epics like Ramayan and Mahabharat were written using ink made of plant extracts.
This might come as a shock to you but after reading this if you tend to think that your whole childhood had been a lie then you may not be wrong. The world's first Aeroplane wasn't built by Wright Brothers but by an Indian, Shivkar Bapuji Talpade in 1895.