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.
- Mark Twain
have found a home from the very earliest days when man began the dreams
of existence , it is India.
|INDIA - the land of the Taj Mahal. A land of such resplendant beauty and diversity, seen nowhere else. It is the home of one of the oldest civilisations of the world. With a history dating back over 5000 years, India has made many notable contributions to the world in the fields of astronomy , science mathematics , literature, and philosophy. Over the years she has been subject to a number of invasions, from Alexander the Great to the British, which has contributed to her cultural diversity . Ancient India had trade links with many civilisations including Rome , Greece, China and Arabs.|
|Geographically , India lies in south Asia bordered by China on the north, Pakistan on the west and Bangladesh on the east. She also shares border with Nepal, Bhutan and Tibet. The southern part of the country is a big peninsula - the largest in the world. India has a large coastline with Arabian sea, Bay of Bengal and the Indian Ocean. These seas are the source of huge marine wealth and is the source of livelihood for hundreds of thousands of people. The world's largest democracy is also rich in minerals like iron ore and coal.|
||After achieving Independance from the British in 1947, India has progressed in leaps and bounds, in all spheres. It has achieved food self sufficiency,solving the acute food shortage it faced 50 years back. It established great centres of learning which has churned out brilliant scientists and outstanding technologists. They have spurred India on its technological march forward. India became the first country outside the big five to launch its own satellite. It conducted its first nuclear explosion for peaceful purposes in 1974. India also developed its first super computer PARAM, the most powerful supercomputer produced outside US and Japan. That it has achieved all this in the face of still uncontrolled population growth, poverty and the ugly spectre of communalism, which raises its head now and then, speaks volumes about the determination of its people.|
India is a tourist's delight. The most famous tourist attraction is the
Taj Mahal. Build in the 17th century in pure Marble, Taj Mahal is the tomb
built by the Mughal Emperor Shahjahan for his beloved wife Mumtaz.
However India does not end with the Taj. Due
to its vast size and varying culture,India is a challenge to any tourist.
It is an adventure which leaves everyone well satiated at the end of it.
The snow clad mountain peaks of Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh , the forests
of Madhya Pradesh, the deserts of Rajasthan, the beaches of Goa,
the back waters of Kerala, the hustle and bustle of Bombay to the elegance
of New Delhi are all bound to thrill any tourist. You are bound to be amazed
by a nation that speaks about 15 languages and 800 dialects,by its richness
and its poverty.
You will be warmed by the smile on every face, the song on their
lips. And as
one finishes the tour of this glorious, country , the sanguine people and the serene land, where time
- Some Known and Unknown Facts :
India has never invaded any country in her last 10,000 years of history.
India invented the number system. Zero was invented by Aryabhatta.
India established the world's first University at Takshasila in 700 BC
Sanskrit is the mother of all European languages. It is the best
The art of navigation originated in the river Sindh 6000 years ago.
Bhaskaracharya calculated the time taken by earth to orbit the sun
In the 6th century A.D Budhayana calculated the value of pi .
According to the Gemological Institute of America , upto 1896, India
IEEE has proved an age old suspicion that the pioneer of wireless
The earliest reservoir and dam was built in Saurashtra, India
Chess originated in India.
Susruta is known as the father of surgery, performing complex