Being an Indian is way too different than being resident of any other country in the world. This is probably because we are strongly influenced by our ancient culture and we have a very unique social lifestyle that is hardly found anywhere else in the world. Nowadays hypocrisy has built even among Indians that western countries are better than India almost in every way and India can’t be origin of original innovations.
Well, yes due to some internal factors, India has been obstructed from innovations for a long time, but if you have a glance at our past, you will know that a lot of basic things in everyday life of the world were invented in India and by Indians. To that spirit of Indian culture, here are top inventions done by India that helped the world evolve.
By 2000 BCE, ornamental buttons made from sea shell were used in Indus Valley Civilization for ornamental purpose.Some of these buttons were carved with geometrical shapes while some were pierced so they can be stitched to clothing by using a thread. Buttons found in Mohenjo-daro of Indus Valley have proved to be 5000 years old!
The precursor of chess was born in India during Gupta dynasty between 280-550 CE. Both the Persians and Arabs ascribe the origins of the game Chess to the Indians. The persian word Chatranga and Arabian word Shatranj have derived from Chaturanga in Sanskrit, which means army of four divisions or four corps. Prefabricated home and movable structure reported in 1579 by Arif Qandahari, the first prefabricated homes and movable structures were invented in India u 16th century Mughal India by Mughal emperor Akbar.
Rulers made from Ivory were used by Indus Valley Civilization in Pakistan and some parts of western India before 1500 BCE. Excavations at Lothal, which is antique than 2400 BCE have yielded one such ruler that was caliberated to about 1/16 of an inch, which is less than 2 mm.
The word Shampoo comes from Indian word Champo which means to massage with scentful liquid and dates to 1762. It originated in the eastern regions of the Mughal Empire that ruled erstwhile India where it was introduced as a head massage usually consisting of alkali, natural oils and fragrances.
Snakes and ladders:
Snakes and ladders was popular as a game of morality in India and was popularized in England during British rule in India. Eventually it also made its way to America when the game-pioneer Milton Bradley introduced it in 1943.
The process of crystallizing sugar from sugarcane was discovered by the time of the Imperial Guptas and the earliest reference of candied sugar comes from India. The process was soon transmitted to China with travelling Buddhist monks.
Fibonacci sequence was first described by Virahanka, Gopala and Hemchandra as an outgrowth of the earlier writings on Sanskrit prosody by Pingala.
Before India gave Zero to the world, people used blank space to denote zero as they had no symbolic representation of Zero. At that time, Indians used zero as a symbol and in arithmetic operations.
Cataract Surgery used to be performed in India during 300 CE by Indian Physician Sushruta. In India it was performed using a very special tool called Jabamukhi Salaka, a curved needle used to loosen the lens the lens and push the cataract out of the field of vision.
Plastic surgery was being carried out in India by 2000 BCE by Sushruta and Charak. Their works were later translated into Arabic language during 750 CE which eventually made their way to Europe via intermediaries.
Diamond mining and diamond tools:
Well before anywhere in the world, diamonds were recognized and mined in central India. Significant alluvial deposits of the diamond stone could be found along the rivers Penner, Krishna and Godavari. Diamond mining in India is supposed to have originated 5,000 years ago and India remained world’s only source of diamonds until 18th century when the source of diamond stones were found in Brazil.
The Indian scholar and musical theorist Pingala used marks indicating long and short syllabled to indicate meters in Sanskrit poetry in 200 BC. Innotationof Indian Ragas, a solfege-like system calledsargamis used. Indian musical notation system has seven basic pitches of major scale referred to as Shadja, Rishabh, Gandhar, Madhyam, Pancham, Dhaivat and Nishad, usually shortened Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Dha Ni.
Just imagine how the world would be without these small but immensely useful things that India gifted to the world. At SayItLoud, we are among the people who believe India will one day be the most powerful country in the world. And that is why we proudly make highest quality clothing for youth of India in India itself. If you support our country but need stylish clothes that could match global standards, have a look at our apparels, you will love them.