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We owe a lot to the Indians, who taught us how to count, without which no worthwhile scientific discovery could have been made.
Albert Einstein.



A thread to highlight the achievements of the great Indian civilization.

Ancient India is not typically a civilization that receives a lot of publicity about inventions. However, as with any civilization that last for an extended period of time and flourishes, it has made some notable innovations.

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INVENTION OF NUMERALS:

Numerals are found in the inscriptions of Ashoka the Great in the 3rd Century BC. This knowledge traveled from there to Arab countries and from there to Europe and West. In Arab countries even now numerals are known as HINDSE: 'from India'.

Laplace, the French mathematician and physicist, wrote during Napoleon’s time, “It is India that gave us the ingenious method of expressing all numbers by means of ten symbols. “

-Prof. O.M. Mathew in Bhavan’s Journal.”

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INVENTION OF ZERO:


Brahmagupta was the first mathematician to treat Zero (0) as a number and showed its mathematical operations.

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Naan bread! And chicken vindaloo... OK, it gives me ring-sting the next morning, but it's soooooo bloody good!

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INVENTION OF ARITHMETIC:


Arithmetic was discovered by Indians in about 2nd Century BC. Bhaskaracharya’s book 'Lilavathi' is regarded as the first book on modern arithmetic. The Arabs learnt and adopted it from India and spread it to Europe. “In 499 AD Aryabhatta finished his work 'Aryabhatta', giving rules of Arithmetic”

(Encyclopedia Britannica).

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INVENTION OF ALGEBRA:


In Western Europe the knowledge of Algebra was borrowed, not from Greece but Arabs who acquired this from India. Algebra is the only Arabic name for Bijaganitha. “Aryabhatta was one of the first to use Algebra”

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Ohh, and apparantly cards! I love poker, and without Indians I may not be able to bluff people out of their money!

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