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Greatest Discoveries and Inventions in India

India is a great nation and we have the oldest civilization. Zero was given to the world by India and there are numerous inventions and discoveries that happened in India. Let’s take a look at a few of them that took the world by storm.

1.) ZERO:

Greatest Discoveries and Inventions in India
The greatest number

Indians were the first to use zero as a number and Aryabhatta gave the symbol of zero. There is no greater number than zero.

2.) Diamond Mining :

Greatest Discoveries and Inventions in India
Diamond mining

Indians were the first to do diamond mining on the banks of Godavari river. Diamonda were first mined around 5000 years ago in central India.

3.) Trigonometry :

Greatest Discoveries and Inventions in India
Trigonometry

The Base of trigonometric functions like sine, cos and tan were originated from Indian astronomy. They were described by arayabhatta in 5th century.

4.) Ruler:

Greatest Discoveries and Inventions in India
Ruler

The basis of all human measurements which is the Ruler originated in India. They date back to the earliest civilization which was the Indus Valley civilization.

5.) Mysorean Rockets :

Greatest Discoveries and Inventions in India
Tipu sultan

Under the leadership of Tipu Sultan metal cylinder rockets were developed which were the first of their kind in the world.

6.) Algebra :

Greatest Discoveries and Inventions in India
Algebra

The great Indian Mathematician Brahmagupta used algebraic expression way back in 7th century. It is said he used square roots and cubes in his work.

7.)  Button :

Greatest Discoveries and Inventions in India
Button

The buttons or the cufflinks that makes you look good were first developed from sea shell way back in Indus Valley civilization. It was used as an ornament.

8.) Cataract Surgery :

Greatest Discoveries and Inventions in India
Cataract surgery

Indian physician Sushruta knew about Cataract surgery in 3rd century.

9.) Plastic Surgery :

Greatest Discoveries and Inventions in India
Plastic surgery

Sushruta who was the pioneer of Cataract surgery had the knowledge of plastic surgery as well.

10.) Cashmere Wool :

Greatest Discoveries and Inventions in India
Cashmere wool

This amazing fabric is also known as pashmina wool. India was the first to made this fabric.

11.) Fibonacci Numbers :

Greatest Discoveries and Inventions in India
Fibonacci numbers

These set of amazing series or numbers was first described by Virahanka, Gopala and hemchandra.

12.) Sugar Processing :

Greatest Discoveries and Inventions in India
Crystal sugar

Sugarcane was the main crop in India. It was the Gupta Empire that brought about the technique of processing the sugarcane and making crystals of sugar.

13.) Shampoo:

Greatest Discoveries and Inventions in India
Shampoo

You would be surprised to know that the word Shampoo has been derived from the hindi word champoo. Shampoo originated under the Mughal Empire.

14.) Microwave Communication :

Greatest Discoveries and Inventions in India
Microwave communication

It was the great Indian scientist Jagdish Chandra Bose that first illustrated the microwave communication in 1895.

15.) Chandrashekhar Limit :

Greatest Discoveries and Inventions in India
Chandrashekhar

The Indian physics maestro and the noble prize winner worked on stellar structure and stellar evolution.

16.) Raman Effect :

Greatest Discoveries and Inventions in India
C.V. Raman

Another great Indian scientist C.V. Raman proved that change in wavelength of light happens when is scattered by molecules and this was called as Raman effect for which he was awarded noble prize.

17.) Yoga :

Importance of yoga
Yoga

The world is going crazy over the benefits of yoga and which was given by India.

There are many more like ayurveda, Jute cultivation, Crucible steel, Chess,Kabaddi, sign convention in maths. The carbon ink that was first used for writing was given by India.  We are a great country and these are just small instances of it.

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