Excellent eye-opening articles about the achievements of ancient Indians that changed the world. It is a five part series on Huffington Post by Abhaey Singh. Three more parts are to come as a build-up to the Independence Day. If I miss them, please check out Abhaey’s Huffington Post Page by clicking here. We should all feel proud that when most of Europe was in stone age, we were coming up discoveries and belief systems that require high intellectual refinement.
According to the celebrated American author of The Story of Civilization, Will Durant, “It is true that even across the Himalayan barrier, India has sent to the West such gifts as grammar and logic, philosophy and fables, hypnotism and chess, and above all numerals and the decimal system.
India was the mother of our race and Sanskrit the mother of Europe’s languages. She was the mother of our philosophy, mother through the Arabs, of much of our mathematics, mother through Buddha, of the ideals embodied in Christianity, mother through village communities of self-government and democracy. Mother India is in many ways the mother of us all.”
This history is what needs to be taught in our schools. Instead, we have hate literature about Hindu civilization written by communists as standard text books for young and impressionable Hindu children who, after getting such “education,” suffer from life-long inferiority complex about their identity, religion and country. But then that was the original purpose of the communist historians unleashed by Nehru on the hapless Hindus.