India got its name
from the River Indus. It was around this river that the earliest
settlers of the country made their homes. Those who worshipped
Aryan referred to the river as Sindhu.
Shortly after the
Persians invaded, they referred to the land as Hindu.
It was in India
that the number system was invented. A scientist by the name of
Aryabhatta invented the zero digit.
language that is spoken in India is considered to be the most
important of all higher languages. This is because it is the
most accurate and therefore, the most appropriate for computer
responsible for the invention of the game of chess.
trigonometry, and calculus were all developed in India.
In 100 BC, the
place value system and the decimal system were created in India.
years that saw a continual succession of the first six Mogul
Emperor’s of India that were continually passed from father to
India holds the
largest democracy in the world.
India is the sixth
largest country in the world.
India has one of
the most ancient and living civilizations in the world.
Civilization in India is at least 10,000 years old.
The board game
Snakes and Ladders was created in India. Its original name was
Mokshapat. The ladders were meant to represent good deeds and
the snakes were supposed to represent wrongdoings. Originally,
cowrie shells and dice were used to play the game.
highest cricket ground was built in India in 1893. It is in
Chail, Himachal Pradesh and is 2444 metres above sea level. It
was built by flattening a hilltop.
India has the most
post offices in the world.
The Indian railway
system has over one million employees, making it the largest
employer in the world.
At one time, India
was one of the wealthiest countries in the world. Christopher
Columbus was seeking a way to get to India when he discovered
“navigation” originated in India and comes from people trying to
find their way on the river Sindh. The word stems from the
Sanskrit word “Navgatih.”
The word “navy”
also comes from India. It originated from the Sanskrit word “nou.”
only be found in India until the year 1896.
The Baily Bridge,
located in the Ladakh Valley in the Himalayan Mountains, is the
highest bridge in the world.