Monday 27 December 2021

Contribution of India To The World

We have all got it wrong in our schools. Time has come to unveil the real contribution of India to the world.

1. Father of Astronomy: Aryabhatta ; work - Aryabhattiyam
2. Father of Astrology: Varahamihira , works; Panchasiddhantika, Bruhat Hora Shastra 
3. Fathers of Surgery : Charaka and Sushruta , works : Samhitas 
4. Father of Anatomy: Patanjali , work: Yogasutra 
5. Father of Yoga : Patanjali , work : Yogasutra 
6. Father of Economics : Chanakya , work: Arthashshtra 

7. Father of Atomic theory : Rishi Kanada , Work : Kanada sutras 
8. Father of Architecture : Vishwakarma , work : Suryasiddantika 
9. Father of Aero Dynamics: Mayasura , work : Vastu Darpana 
10. Father of Medicine: Dhanvanthri , first propounded Ayurveda 
11. Father of Grammar: Panini , work: Vyakarana Deepika 
12. Father of Natyashastra : Bharatamuni , work : Natyashastra 
13. Father of Kavya (literature) : Krishna Dwaipayana (VedaVyasa) works ; Mahabharata , Ashtaadasha Puranas 
14. Father of Playwriting : Kalidasa , works : Meghadhootam , Raghuvamsham , Kumara Sambhava etc etc
15. Father of Ganita: Bhaskara II , works : Lilavati 
16. Father of Warfare and Weaponry: Parashurama , works : Kalaripayatu, Sulba Sutras 
17. Father of story writing : Vishnu Sharma , works : Panchatantra 
18. Father of Politics : Chanakya , works : Arthashashtra , Nitishashtra 
19. Father of Sexual Anatomy : Vatsyana , work: Kamasutra 
20. Father of Philosophy : Sri Krishna , work : Sribhagavadgeete 
21. Father of Advaitha : Shankara , works : commentaries (Bhashyas) , panchadasi, vivekachudamani, 
22. Father of Alchemy: Nagarjuna , work : Pragnaparamita Sutras

The above list is just the tip of an iceberg. Let us take pride in sharing and educating the world what our ancestors did when the whole of west had "Grunt Grunt" as their language and a "Maple leaf" to cover their bodies. Yet our ancestors bowed down to the world with their Humble "Namaste" 

Had received this message via WhatsApp.
Sad that India 🇮🇳 & illustrious Indians are yet to earn credit for all this & more. 
One image does not do justice. The above image has been created from the search results of 'India's contribution to the world' on the first page of Google. 
One post is not enough. The above is just a partial list. Many lists can be made and many books can be written to honour India and Indians.
Most known books are written by Westerners, who have no clue of such contribution by this part of the world.
And, worse is, we read and are taught all what outsiders have written and believe them.
India is yet to gain recognition for many of her creations despite having documentary evidence. Many of the ancient texts are in local language. The wealth of information needs to be translated and shared for the world to be aware.

This post is not being written during Republic Day or Independence Day when such patriotic posts and India celebration can be seen.
Why cannot we celebrate and take care of our motherland everyday? 
Acknowledging and proudly sharing India's contributions is one of the ways to show that we care.

Proud to be an Indian.
Mera Bharat Mahaan. 
Jai Hind.
Jai Bharat. 
Vande Mataram. 
Bharat Mata Ki Jai.

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