7 Everyday Things Which Were Actually Invented By Indians!
Most of the things we see and use are attributed to the West. Even though things like e-mail and ink are considered as items which the foreigners invented, you're up for a big surprise. Both of those inventions have an Indian origin! Don't believe it? I didn't as well. So I'm going to list down 7 groundbreaking inventions which were actually invented by Indians!
Yes! One of the biggest essentials in everyday life was invented by Indians! The first usage of buttons was found in Mohenjo-Daro, but for ornamental purposes only. The functional use of buttons was later observed in the Indus Valley Civilization, during 2000 BC.
The basic essential for hair cleansing was invented by Indians as well! The word shampoo is derived from the word chāmpo (चाँपो). It was initially used as head massage oil by the Nawabs of Bengal in around 1762, during the Mughal Empire. The version we see today is something that has evolved over centuries.
You wouldn't believe this, but Indians already had plastic surgeries going on as early as 2000 BC! Going by that, we've been pioneers not only in the medical wing, but the cosmetic wing as well!
Chess was developed out of Chaturanga, an ancient strategy board game from the 6th Century AD, during the Gupta Empire. This completely explains Vishwanathan Anand's expertise in the game!
It was Pingala (200 BC) who first described binary numbers. Pingala is the traditional name of the author of the Chandaḥśāstra, the earliest known Sanskrit work on prosody.
While Marconi received a Nobel Prize in physics for his contributions to wireless communication, the first demonstration of this concept was made by Jagdish Chandra Bose, two years prior to Marconi's demonstration in England.
Yes, we clothed the world! When the Greek wore animal skins, we had already started cultivating cotton in the Indus Valley Civilization. To emphasize even further, this happened during 4000-5000 BC!
So, here we go! We were pretty neat back then, weren't we? We were the pioneers in every field, and here we are, still struggling for social, cultural and scientific development. Let's hope we get our chops back, because the world is an incomplete place without some crazy items invented by Indians!