INDIA,

A 7000-YEAR-OLD HISTORY OF

LIFE-CHANGING IDEAS

Do you know India is the

BIRTHPLACE OF THOUSANDS OF

IDEAS, INVENTIONS, AND DISCOVERIES

THAT CHANGED THE WORLD?

India’s Life-Changing Contributions to the World

An Indian history timeline traced back to 7000 years ago reveals that India was the birthplace of innumerable Ideas, Inventions, and Discoveries that have enabled humankind to make huge strides of progress. 

Indians have catalysed the wheels of our civilisations’ growth by contributing extensively to our material and our non-material world.

India’s contribution to the material world ranges from fields as diverse as Architecture, Astronomy, Cartography, Communication, Medicine, Logic, Surgery, Complex Hydraulic Engineering, and Metallurgy to Information Technology and Polar Technology.

India’s contribution to the non-material world ranges from fields as diverse as Spirituality, Plurality, Fitness, Art, to Cuisine and Non-Violence. 

 

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A JOURNEY INTO INDIA’S PAST

Iron pillar in Qutub complex

India’s Contributions to

OUR MATERIAL WORLD

India’s contribution to the material world starts from the invention of buttons on our crisp cotton shirts to the cultivation of cotton itself to the spinning wheels on which cotton was traditionally spun. 

Over thousands of years, Indians have invented products ranging from pre-fabricated homes to movable structures, to essentials like shampoo, intellectually stimulating board games like chess, wireless communication that powers our cell phones, an organised system of education to trigonometry, the ruler, the compass, and beyond. 

India’s Contributions to

OUR NON-MATERIAL WORLD

India’s contribution to the non-material world ranges from Bollywood and Shahrukh Khan to Yoga, a preferred form of exercise for over 300 million people globally, with the world now celebrating International Yoga Day on June 21st thanks to Prime Minister Modi.

Indian food, ranging from Dosas, Dal Makhani to Samosas is favoured by millions of people outside India. 

Globally, scientists, philosophers, writers, and linguists alike have applauded the profound influence Sanskrit has had on many other languages. Sanskrit “has the largest body of literature in the world, about 5 to 30 million extant manuscripts – that is 100 times those in Greek and Latin combined have been written in Sanskrit”. 

A girl practicing yoga