Indian Great discoveries we can be proud of - but western world takes credit for these discoveries ? preserve this
Indian Pride... Does it exist ? We have so many reasons to take PRIDE IN BEING AN INDIAN.
Here are a few examples of how great developments in human society were the contributions of great Bharatiyas (Indians), long before these discoveries were possible anywhere else. But to truly appreciate and understand there works and contribution one needs to learn Sanskrit, otherwise one will remain forever ignorant of these important texts. Who knows Sanskrit and is willing to research further? Anyone? This is the problem at its root and this is the true reason why we are so ignorant of these people and our great heritage.
MASTER ASTRONOMER AND MATHEMATICIAN
Born in 476 CE in Kusumpur ( Bihar ), Aryabhatt's intellectual brilliance remapped the boundaries of mathematics and astronomy. In 499 CE, at the age of 23, he wrote a text on astronomy and an unparallel treatise on mathematics called 'Aryabhatiyam.' He formulated the process of calculating the motion of planets and the time of eclipses. Aryabhatt was the first to proclaim that the earth is round, it rotates on its axis, orbits the sun and is suspended in space - 1000 years before Copernicus published his heliocentric theory. He is also acknowledged for calculating p (Pi) to four decimal places: 3.1416 and the sine table in trigonometry. Centuries later, in 825 CE, the Arab mathematician, Mohammed Ibna Musa credited the value of Pi to the Indians, 'This value has been given by the Hindus.' And above all, his most spectacular contribution was the concept of zero without which modern computer technology would have been non-existent. Aryabhatt was a colossus in the field of mathematics.