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			 FACTS ABOUT INDIA
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   Quotable Quotes
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   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."
 
   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 grandmother of  tradition. Our
        most  valuable and  most  instructive  materials  in the
        history of man are  treasured up in India only."
 
   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."
 
   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."
 
   The great India
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   India never invaded any country in her last 10000 years of history.
 
   India invented the Number System. Zero was invented by Aryabhatta.
 
   The World's first university was  established in Takshila in 700 

   More than 10,500 students from all over the world studied more than
   60 subjects. The University of Nalanda built in the 4th century CE
   was one of the greatest achievements of ancient India in the field
   of education.
 
   Sanskrit is the mother of all the European languages. Sanskrit is
   the most suitable language for the  computer software - a report in
   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.
 
   Although modern images of  India often show poverty and  lack of
   development, India was the richest country on earth until the time
   of British in the early 17th Century. Cristopher Columbus was
   attracted by her wealth.
 
   The art of Navigation was born in  the river Sindh 6000 years ago.
   The very word Navigation is derived from the Sanskrit word  NAV
   Gatih. The word navy is also derived from Sanskrit `Nou'.
 
   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.
 
   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.
 
   Algebra, trigonometry and calculus came from India. Quadratic
   equations were propounded by Sridharacharya in the 11th century. 

   largest numbers the Greeks and the Romans used were 106 whereas
   Indians used numbers as big as 1053 with specific  names as early 

   5000 BCE during the Vedic period.Even today, the largest used number
   is Tera:1012.
 
   According to the Gemological Institute of America, up until 1896,
   India was the only source for diamonds to the world.
 
   USA based IEEE proves 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.
 
   The earliest reservoir and dam for irrigation was built in
   Saurashtra. According to Saka King Rudradaman-I of 150 CE a
   beautiful lake aptly called 'Sudarshana' was constructed on the
   hills of Raivataka during Chandragupta Maurya's time.
 
   Chess (Shataranja or AshtaPada) was invented in India.
 
   Sushruta is the father of surgery. 2600 years ago he and health
   scientists of his time conducted complicated surgeries like
   cesareans, contracts, artificial legs, fractures, urinary stones and
   even plastic surgery and brain surgery.Usage of anesthesia was well
   known in ancient India. Over 125 surgical equipments were used. Deep
   knowledge of anatomy physiology, etiology, embryology, digestion,
   metabolism, genetics and immunity is also found in many texts.
 
   When Europeans were only nomadic forest dwellers over 5000 years
   ago,Indians established Harappan culture in Sindhu Valley (Indus
   Valley Civilization)
 
   The place value system, the decimal system was developed in India 

   100 BC.
 
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