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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Interesting Fatcs About India

Interesting Fatcs About India
  1. India never invaded any country in her last 100000 years of history.
  2. The name ‘India’ is derived from the River Indus, the valleys around which were the home of the early settlers. The Aryan worshippers referred to the river Indus as the Sindhu.
  3. Chess was invented in India.
  4. Algebra, Trigonometry and Calculus are studies, which originated in India.
  5. The ‘Place Value System’ and the ‘Decimal System’ were developed in India in 100 B.C.
  6. India is the largest democracy in the world, the 6th largest Country in the world, and one of the most ancient civilizations.
  7. India has the largest number of Post Offices in the world.
  8. The largest employer in the world is the Indian Railways, employing over a million people.
  9. The world’s first university was established in Takshila in 700 BC. More than 10,500 students from all over the world studied more than 60 subjects. The University of Nalanda built in the 4th century was one of the greatest achievements of ancient India in the field of education.
  10. Ayurveda is the earliest school of medicine known to mankind. The Father of Medicine, Charaka, consolidated Ayurveda 2500 years ago.
  11. India was one of the richest countries till the time of British rule in the early 17th Century. Christopher Columbus, attracted by India’s wealth, had come looking for a sea route to India when he discovered America by mistake.
  12. Bhaskaracharya rightly calculated the time taken by the earth to orbit the Sun hundreds of years before the astronomer Smart. According to his calculation, the time taken by the Earth to orbit the Sun was 365.258756484 days.
  13. The value of “pi” was first calculated by the Indian Mathematician 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.
  14. Until 1896, India was the only source of diamonds in the world (Source : Gemological Institute of America).
  15. India exports software to 90 countries.
  16. The four religions born in India – Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism, are followed by 25% of the world’s population.
  17. Martial Arts were first created in India, and later spread to Asia by Buddhist missionaries.
  18. Yoga has its origins in India and has existed for over 5,000 years.


  1. I never knew most of them except the computer/software bit. And how come the Europeans claim ownership of a lot of the mathematics stuff you have provided here. Thanks a lot for this. They steal and claim it theirs....

  2. Its colonial strategy still going on. Many of formerly colonized countries especially India and Africa have superior cultural and historical heritage, they tried to destroy it. our ancients were busy in fighting them and after independence they were celebrating meanwhile they claimed many of such things as their own. we had very little facilities to communicate the world.



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