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I agree totally that many inventions and discoveries came from the east.In fact,most modern inventions are actually things that have been
An indian created C and C++ the programming languages
Bjarne Stroustrup,from Denmark,developed the C++ programming language.
Aryabhatta invented 'zero.'
The idea of zero has been around since Babylonian times,but it was in India,though not by Aryabhatta,where it was first used as a number and not
merely a symbol for separation.The oldest known text to use a decimal place-value system, including a zero,is the Jain text entitled the Lokavibhâga,
dated 458 AD.
The world's first University was established in Takshila in 700BC.
The founding is still hotly disputed and,although it was a center of learning,there are arguments against it being a university.Unlike Nalanda which
is accepted as being a university.
Ayurveda is the earliest school of medicine known to humans.
As this started as a verbal tradition there is no way of knowing when it was 1st developed.This means the age of Ayurveda has been established on the
basis of correlating the evidence with other disciplines as well as circumstantial evidence.
Algebra, trigonometry and calculus came from Inida.
Algebra has its origins in Babylonia.Trigonometry is harder to trace as it appeared in India,Egypt and Mesopotamia at similar times.Although the
common practice of measuring angles in degrees,minutes and seconds comes from the Babylonian's base sixty system of numeration.Origins of calculus
have been traced back to Egypt.The Egyptian Moscow papyrus (c. 1800 BC) successfully calculated the volume of a pyramidal frustum.
Quadratic equations also have there origins in Babylonia.As early as 1800 BC
could solve a pair of simultaneous equations of the form:x+y=p, xy=q (discovered on clay tablets.)The oldest known quadratic equations in India come
from the 8th century BC.
The earliest reservoir and dam for irrigation was built in Saurashtra.
The earliest reservoir dates back to 3000BC,but at Girnar not Saurashtra.
Sushruta is the father of surgery.
Trepanation is the oldest known surgery technique and can be traced way back to Neolithic times.The Sumerians (4000BC) developed several important
Sushruta was a gifted man but he is only known as the Father of Surgery because of his numerous written texts,collectively known as the Susrutha
Samhita,which are the oldest of their kind.