There are some inventions in India, you probably have not heard of. These contributions from ancient and modern India to the world are remarkable. Have a look on top 5 of them:
1 Radio/Wireless communication:
Sir Jagdish Chandra Bose is known to every Indian who has interest in science but barely known fact is Jagadish Chandra Bose had very first demonstrated radio waves for communication in 1895. However, Marconi developed the wireless telegraphy system later in 1897 and won Noble Prize in Physics for his contribution but Jagadish Chandra Bose is posthumously credited for his invention before Marconi.
2. Fiber Optics:
We have fast-speed internet which is the fastest and cheapest medium of communication. The whole digital world is based on the fast internet and no wonder Fiber Optics technology made it possible. But do you know “the father of Fiber Optics” is an Indian?
Dr. Narinder Singh Kapany an Indian American physicist born in Punjab is known for his immense contribution in fiber optics technology. Fortune magazine in their special edition “Business of the Century” named Dr. Narinder Singh Kapany as one of ‘seven unsung heroes’.
3. Decimal System, Quadratic formula and Zero
Needless to mention how important invention of zero was that India gave to the world. Also, the decimal system which is also known as Hindu number system was developed in India sometime between 1st and 6th centuries.
4. Cotton Cultivation:
Yes.. India clothed the world. Ancient Greeks used to wear animal skins before cotton was cultivated. Cotton was firstly cultivated during 5th to 4th BC in the Indus Valley civilization.
5. Plastic Surgery:
According to Plastic Surgery page on Wikipedia reconstructive surgery technique to construct human body were being carried out in India by 800BC by a then time physician named Sushruta. Ancient Indian physician followed Sushruta’s technique and British physicians used to travel even by 18th century to see Indian physicians performing surgery by native methods.