5 Interesting Facts About Indian History

India is truly one of the most incredible countries in the world. A land of extremes not only geographically but also socially and economically, a land so diverse and magnificently rich that no other country dares to even come close to its heritage. It is not only Indian cuisines, architectural designs, mathematical and scientific philosophies that have shaped the world but Indians have been spreading the inherent values of peace, non-violence, and truthfulness since the time immemorial. Going beyond new male fashion trends and hairstyles for men in India, we list some of the most interesting facts about India.

1. India in its current form is a society that is formed by the amalgamation of multitudes of cultures. India has never invaded any country in her more than 10000 years of history.



2. Ancient Indian Civilization was one of the most intelligent civilizations in the world that invented the entire Number System beginning with Zero. India had World’s first university (Takshila University) in 700BC that had nearly 10,500 students who studied more than 60 subjects.



3. Sanskrit, the language of ancient India, is considered as the originator of all the European languages. Ayurveda the earliest known branch of medicine which is based on plant science originated in India is still widely practiced today across the world.



4. Indians conducted complicated surgeries nearly 2600 years ago that included plastic surgery, cataract, brain surgery and even artificial limbs and fractures through surgical instruments and anesthesia.



5. India was popularly known as ‘golden sparrow’ was the richest country on earth until the 17th century. Until 1896, India was the only known source for diamonds to the world. The Mughal empire in India was the wealthiest in the world before the British that invaded India to took away the title.



6. Indian mathematicians widely used the logic of algebra, trigonometry, and calculus to solve day-to-day problems. Chess, the game of intelligence called “Shatranj or AshtaPada” invented and is still widely played across India. The place value system, the decimal system was developed in India in 100 BC.