12 Things You Did Not Know Originated From India.

Yes, these have been invented in India. All these genius inventions and discoveries which have made a difference in the world like nothing else ever has.

Mark Twain had once said, “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 instructive materials in the history of man are treasured up in India only”.

We at India Circus are proud to be Indian, and on the occasion of our 69th Independence Day, we want to share these 12 very important things we think all us Indians should know about.

01. Sarees

Again, our ancestors of the Harappa and Indus were extremely talented. They not only gave us the concept of planning a town and sensible buttons, but also, our most elegant attire of the ‘saree’. The Indian originated saree is now considered as one of the most graceful attires in the world.

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02. Buttons

These fancy cute lil buttons we use, as fasteners and embellishments on our clothes, they originally came from India. The oldest civilization of the Indus Valley invented these buttons.

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03. Cotton

Our favorite summer attire of the cotton clothes came from our own country. Again, the Harrapans were the first users of cotton and it has been found that they also exported cotton to Egypt and Rome! The Roman emperors used to call the cotton garbs ‘woven winds’. The Mughals called the cotton fabrics ‘morning dew’ and the ‘cloth of running water’.

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04. Diamond Mining

Diamonds, a woman’s best friends, their love and light were discovered in central India. In India, they were first used as accessories, and to decorate religious idols. Only in the 18th century did the diamond mining start in Brazil.

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05. Plastic Surgery

Sushruta, a man from the South of India who resided in Varanasi, is known as the Founding Father of Surgery. He is the author of the famous text ‘Sushruta Samhita’ which includes a description on everything from Plastic Surgery to Tooth extraction! This genius of a man has offered to the world a great deal of solutions.

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06. Radio/Wireless Communication

For a lot many years now, Guglielmo Marconi has been credited as the inventor of wireless radio communication. However, the first public demonstration of the use of radio waves for communication, was made by Jagadish Chandra Bose a renowned Indian Scientist. J. C. Bose first demonstrated the use of radio in Calcutta- now known as Kolkatta, in 1895, two years before a similar demonstration by Marconi in England. A century late in being recognized for his feat, Bose has been belatedly credited for his achievement. Bose’s revolutionary demonstration forms the foundation of the technology used in mobile telephony, radars, satellite communication, radios, television broadcast, WiFi, remote controls and countless other applications that play a central role in our daily lives.

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07. Snakes and Ladders

Who doesn’t remember Snakes and Ladders, our favorite board game of all times? This game, today called Snakes and Ladders, originated in ancient India, where it was known with the name Mokshapat or Moksha Patamu. It’s not exactly known when or who invented it, though it’s believed the game was played at least a few thousand years ago.

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08. Steel & Metal works

Ancient Indians were pioneers in metallurgy. High quality steel was produced, almost two thousand years before it was understood by the West. One of the most remarkable feat in metallurgy: creating a seamless celestial globe, was invented in Kashmir. It was earlier considered impossible to create a metal globe without seams. So thanks to India, the Transformers exist

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09. Yoga

At 5 am in the morning, Baba Ramdev’s demonstrations of Yogic Asanas may be a cliché for us Indians, but the world has slowly moved on to the path that Yoga offers. Yoga has many benefits which have been recognized by the west and is followed religiously as a form of daily exercise in many countries! Yoga perhaps, is one of the oldest arts invented in India, spanning over a period of 5,000 years.

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10. A University

The World’s first university ‘Takshashila’, started the marking of school/College education Worldwide. Students from all over the world came to this university to gain knowledge.

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11. Zero

One of the most significant contributions from India to the scientific world is Zero! The oldest known use of 11. the zero is in a Jain text dating back to 458 AD. Albert Einstein once said “We owe a lot to the Indians, who taught us how to count, without which no worthwhile scientific discovery could have been made.”

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12. Chess

Chess has been developed out of Chaturanga, which is an ancient strategy board game developed during the Gupta Empire in India around the 6th century AD. Chess can be called as one of the most skill and mind sharpening games of all times.

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Share if you are a proud Indian! Jai Hind! HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!!

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