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.
- Romain Rolland.
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 , mathematics , literature, science 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 Rome , Greece, China, Arabs and Phoenicians .
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
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 supercomputer 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 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 has often stood still , is sure to fill the memory for a long time.
To learn more about India, please visit our favourite
which contains links to many sites about her. But better still, set out on a voyage of discovery and I am sure you will not be disappointed.
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 B.C.
Sanskrit is the mother of all European languages. It is the best
language for computer software (Forbes magazine, July 1987).
Ayurveda is the earliest system of medicine known to humans.
The art of navigation originated in the river Sindh 6000 years ago. Navigation
comes from the Sanskrit word "Nav Gatih".
Bhaskaracharya calculated the time taken by earth to orbit the sun as
365.258756484 days (in 5th century A.D).
In the 6th century A.D Budhayana calculated the value of pi . Quadratic
equations were propunded by Sridharacharya in the 11th century.
According to the Gemological Institute of America , upto 1896, India was
only source for diamonds.
IEEE has proved an age old suspicion that the pioneer of wireless communication
is Jagdish Bose and not Marconi.
The earliest reservoir and dam was built in Saurashtra, India during Chandragupta
Maurya's time (300 B.C)
Chess originated in India.
Susruta is known as the father of surgery, performing complex surgeries
as 2600 years ago.