This page is intended to spotlight the facts about India, that have been erased from history. India has been rich in culture, religion, tradition, science, literature and prosperity since ever it was found to be existed and before as well. We have been grown up without knowing our prosperity, which is a must. Indians should not lose their pride, uniqueness and whatever. Here are some facts which I came to know, that are masked from the world history. You can also post your valuable information/comments relevant to this article. You can contact me at yogeshtce@gmail.com

MEASUREMENTS The people of the Indus Civilization achieved great accuracy in measuring length, mass, and time. They were among the first to develop a system of uniform weights and measures. Their measurements are said to be extremely precise however, a comparison of available objects indicates large scale variation across the Indus territories. Their smallest division, […]

*September 1, 2011*

BINARY NUMBER SYSTEM Today binary numbers form the basis for the operation of computers and all digital devices. Binary numbers were (said to be) discovered in the west by German mathematician Gottfried Leibniz in 1695. However, binary numbers were used in India prior to 2nd century A.D., more […]

*August 31, 2011*

BAUDHAYANA (PYTHAGORAS) THEOREM It was ancient Indians mathematicians who discovered Pythagoras theorem. This might come as a surprise to many, but it’s true that Pythagoras theorem was known much before Pythagoras and it was Indians who actually […]

*August 30, 2011*

ZERO AND INFINITY One might think that once a place-value number system came into existence then the 0 as an empty place indicator is a necessary idea, yet the Babylonians had a place-value number system without this feature for over 1000 years. Moreover there is absolutely no evidence that the Babylonians felt that there was […]

*August 29, 2011*

TRIGNOMENTRY, GEOMETRY AND ALGORITHM Even in the area of Geometry, Indian mathematicians had their contribution. The complex origins of trigonometry are embedded in the history of the simple word “sine,” a mistranslation of an Arabic transliteration of a Sanskrit mathematical term! The complex etymology of “sine” reveals trigonometry’s roots in Babylonian, Greek, Hellenistic, Indian, and […]

*August 28, 2011*

ALGEBRA (BIJAGANITAM) “As for as other countries are concerned we find that in the golden time of Greece Mathematics there was no sign of Algebra with respect to modern concept of Algebra. In classical period Greece people had ability to solve tough questions of Beez Ganit (Later the name Algebra became more popular) but there […]

*August 24, 2011*

It is worth starting with a quote by Albert Einstein. He quotes “We owe a lot to the Indians, who taught us how to count, without which no worthwhile scientific discovery could have been made.” We now turn to the second aspect of the Indian number system, namely the fact that it was a place-value […]

November 4, 20114