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St.Francis Church (1503), The oldest European church in India

August 23, 2011

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St. Francis CSI Church, in Kochi , earlier called Cochin, originally built in 1503, is the oldest European church in India and has great historical significance as a mute witness to the European colonial struggle in the subcontinent. The Portuguese explorer, Vasco da Gama, died in Kochi in 1524 when he was on his third visit to India. His body was originally buried in this […]

India – World Guru of Mathematics (Part – 4)

August 23, 2011

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THE BHRAMI NUMERALS: The Brahmi numerals have been found in inscriptions in caves and on coins in regions near Poona, Bombay, and Uttar Pradesh. Dating these numerals tells us that they were in use over quite a long time span up to the 4thcentury AD. Of course different inscriptions differ somewhat in the style of […]