Once upon a time in India…

“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 constructive materials in the history of man are treasured up in India only” -Mark Twain

I have been studying the traditional Indian sciences and technologies for quite a while now. It truly is fascinating! Dan Brown in his book “The Lost Symbol” rightly claims that the knowledge we possess today is only rediscovery of what existed thousands of years back. I am not denying the scientific advancements in other parts of the world, but a lot of scientific progress happened in India as well.

There are hundreds of Indian Inventions that are now today attributed to the west. Below is a small list of such discoveries and inventions.

Boudhayana (700 BC)
Pythagorous Theorem Pythagorous (500 BC)
Sushruta (700 BC)
Cataract Operation Joseph Lister (1600 AD)
Lithotomy Marios Santos (600 AD)
Plastic Surgery Joseph Constantine (1814 AD)
Nose Surgery Gaspro Tag Cozzi (1600 AD)
Gouthama (300 BC)
Evolution Theory Darwin (1800 AD)
Wave Nature Of Sound Hyghen (1700 AD)
Kanaada (300 BC)
Atomic Theory Dalton (1893 AD)
Charaka (300 BC)
Blood Circulation Hrarvey (1656 AD)
Micro Organism Lewis Pasture (1822 AD)
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3 responses to “Once upon a time in India…

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