Eternally Talented India 108 Facts

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Item Code: NAG943
Publisher: Ramakrishna Math
Language: English
Edition: 2018
ISBN: 9789383142347
Pages: 420 (Through out Colour Illustrations)
Cover: Paperback
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Weight 700 gm
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A book about... Ancient & Modern India's greatness in Science & Technology, Astronomy, Medicine, Commerce, Arts, Political Science & Global influence of Indian Culture & Spiritual Excellence.



We are glad to publish Eternally Talented Indian – 108 Fact featuring the numerous fields in which our motherland has excelled from time immemorial. The readers will be amazed to find that India has surpassed every nation through the ages in all the possible branches of study, investigation and action that the western world is credited with in recent times.

It is not just for spirituality that the west has looked up to India. Our mother land is the birth place of many a field such as-sciences, mathematical concepts, medicine, astrology, astronomy just to mention a few.

As Swami Vivekananda said, "Drink deep the eternal foundations that are behind us and then march forward, and make India brighter, greater and much higher than She ever was." There have been "wonderful treasures of our forefathers" in store for us. However we the legal heirs of these treasures instead of claiming them and realizing that the roots of the tree are here are enticed by the fruits borne in foreign lands. We hope this book while facilitating us acknowledge the million milestones we have touched will help us awaken our Mother after a long lull once more, and see her "rejuvenated and more glorious" thus fulfilling Swamiji's dream.

The first and second edition of this book was published by Vivekananda Life Skills Academy, and now the copyright of the same has been given to us. We are thankful to them. The present edition is the revised edition and we hope that readers will get pleasure and benefit by reading this book.



If there is any land on this earth that can lay claim to be blessed Punya Bhumi.. the land where humanity has attained its highest towards gentleness, towards generosity, towards purity, towards calmness, above all the land of introspection and of spirituality, it is India.

We find that the Indian race never stood for wealth. Although they acquired immense wealth, perhaps, more than any other nation ever acquired, yet the nation did not stand for wealth. It was a powerful race for ages, yet we find that nation never stood for power, never went out of the country to conquer. The debt, which the world owes to our motherland, is immense. As I look back upon the history of my country, I do not find in the whole world another country, which has done quite so much for the improvement of the human mind. Therefore, I have no words of condemnation for my Nation. I tell them, "You have done well; only try to do better."

India has given to antiquity the earliest scientific physicians (Susruta & Charaka) and according to Sir William Hunter, she has even contributed to modem medical science by discovery of various chemicals and by teaching you how to reform misshapen ears and noses.

Even more it has done in Mathematics, for Algebra, Geometry, Astronomy and the triumph of modern science-mixed mathematics - were all invented in India, just so much as the ten numerals, the very cornerstone of all present civilization, were discovered in India and are in reality, Samskrta words.

In philosophy we are even now head and shoulders above any nation, as Schopenhauer, the great German philosopher has confessed.

In music, India gave to the world her system of notation with the seven cardinal notes and the diatonic scale.

In philology, our Samskrta language is now universally acknowledged to be the foundation of all European languages.

In literature, our epics and our poems and dramas rank as high as those of any language; Our "Shakuntala" was summarized by the German greatest poet as "heaven and earth united." India has given to the world the fables of Aesop, which were copied by Aesop from an old Samskrta book; it has given the Arbaian Nights, yes, the story of Cinderella and the Bean Stalks.

In manufacture, India was the first to make cotton and purple (dye), it was proficient in all works of jewellary and the very word sugar as well as the article itself is the product of India.

Lastly, she invented the game of chess and the cards and the dice.

Three-quarters of the wealth of the world has come out of India, and does even now. The commerce of India has been the turning point, the pivot, of the history of the world. Whatever nation got, it became powerful and civilized. The Greeks got it and became the mighty Greeks; the Romans got it and became the mighty Romans.

India has been the one country to which every nation that has become strong wants to go and conquer - it being reputed to be very rich. The wealth of the people had become a fable, even in the most ancient history. [Many foreign invaders] rushed to become wealthy in India and conquered the country.

Everyone of these invasions destroyed one or more of these families, burned many libraries and houses. And when that was so, much literature was lost. It is only within the last few years that ideas have begun to spring up about the retention of these various religions and books.

So great, in fact, was the superiority of India in every aspect that it drew to her borders the hungry cohorts of Europe and thereby indirectly brought about the discovery of America.

And I challenge anybody to show one single period of her national life when India was lacking in spiritual giants capable of moving the world. But her work is spiritual and that cannot be done with blasts of war trumpets or the march of cohorts.

Her influence has always fallen upon the world like that of the gentle dew, unheard and scarcely marked, yet bringing into bloom the fairest flowers of the world.

The education that you are getting now has some good points, but it has a tremendous disadvantage, which is so great that the good things are all weighed down. In the first place, it is not a man- making education, it is merely and entirely a negative education. A negative education or any training that is based on negation is worse than death.

The child is taken to school, and the first thing he learns is that his father is a fool, the second thing that his grandfather is a lunatic, the third thing that all his teachers are hypocrites, the fourth that all the sacred books are lies! By the time he is sixteen he is a mass of negation, lifeless and boneless. And the result is that fifty years of such education has not produced one original man in the three Presidencies. Every man of originality that has been produced has been educated elsewhere, and not in this country or they have gone to the old Universities once more to cleanse themselves of superstition.

A nation that has no history of its own has nothing in this world; Out of the past is built the future. Look back, therefore as far as you can, drink deep of the eternal foundations that are behind and after that, look forward, march forward and make India brighter, greater and much higher than she ever was. Our ancestors were great. We must recall that.

The more, therefore, the Indians study the past, the more glorious will be the future and whoever tries to bring the past to the door of everyone is the great benefactor to the nation.

For a complete civilization of the world is waiting, for the treasures to come out of India; waiting for the marvelous spiritual inheritance of the race. Little do you know how much of hunger and thirst there is outside of India for these Wonderful Treasures of our Fore- Fathers?

The more you go out and travel among the nations of the world, the better for you and for your country. I went to America and Europe, to which you so kindly allude; this reviving national life, expanding inside, threw me off and thousands will be thrown off in that way. Mark my words, it has got to come if this nation lives at all.

But one vision I see clear as life before me that the ancient Mother has awakened once more, sitting on her throne- rejuvenated, more glorious than ever. Proclaim her to the entire world with the voice of peace and benedicition.




1 The Significance of 108 1
  Astronomical Talents  
2 Spherical Earth- Who knew it first? 7
3 Many Apples had fallen before Newton's Gravity Laws 9
4 Who goes around whom, Earth vs Sun? 11
5 Seven Colours of Sun Light 13
6 Measuring the Speed of Light 14
7 Scaling the Eternal Time 15
8 Jantar-Mantar, a place for monitoring Heavens 20
9 Comets 22
  Medical Talents  
10 Pioneering the Surgery- World's First Surgeons 24
11 Ayurveda-A Therapeutical Treasure 26
12 Hrdayam- for Healthy Heart Beats 29
13 Test Tubes Babies 31
14 Benefiting from the Cow 32
15 Tulasi- The Wonder Herb 35
16 Long drawn battles for Turmeric and Neem 37
17 Copper shields our Health 41
18 Successful Jai- "Poor" Foot 42
  Green Skills of Eternal India  
19 Traditional Agricultural Expertise 47
20 Father of Botony-Sage Parasara 51
21 Indian Cattle Science 53
  Scientific Talents  
22 Genius of Indian Mathematical Brains 56
23 Indian Chemistry through Ages 62
24 Ship Building Skills 65
25 Machine Science of India 68
26 Hijacked Indian Aeronautics 70
27 Sound Secrets 75
28 Hidden Knowledge in Nataraja's Cosmic Dance 78
29 Finding the Basic Building Blocks of the Universe-Atomic theory. 80
30 String Theory 86
31 Time-Space & Relativity-Einstein Vs India's Perspective 88
32 Evolution theory-Animal-human-God or reverse, Which is true? 91
  Technological Talents  
33 Sage Agastya's way of Generating Electricity 99
34 Building Technology of India 100
35 Indian Town Planning Skills 101
36 World's First Constructed Dam 103
37 "Paper" made in India-first 104
38 Technique of predicting Earth Quakes 106
39 Finding the underground Water Resources 107
40 A metallurgical marvel- Delhi Iron pillar 109
41 Origin of Lens 110
42 Art of Brightening Diamonds 111
43 Magnet & Its Varieties 113
44 Marconi's wire "Less" values 115
45 Textile technology of India 117
  Vedic Cultural Excellence  
46 Vedas - The Creator's Manual 122
47 Great bluff of Aryan Invasion Theory 131
48 Saraswati River & once Glorious Civilisation 136
49 Under-water city of Lord Krsna 139
50 Landmarks of Rama's Bridge on Indian Ocean 141
51 World's Oldest Port- Lothal 143
52 The Eighteen Puranas 145
53 Vedic Chandas & its Excellence 149
54 Transport System During Vedic Times 152
55 Ancient Scientific Texts of India 153
  Modern Indian Talents  
56 Indian Elephant Dancing its way to become an Economic Superpower 162
57 Modern Indian Scientists 174
58 Indian Industrial Giants 184
59 Indian Multinational Companies 190
60 Massive Indian Railways 192
61 Success Story of Indian Space Technology 193
62 Largest Postal Network of the World 198
63 Ingineous Tank Irrigation System in India 201
  Spiritual Excellence  
64 Rsis - Great Seers of India 206
65 Global Influence of Iridian Spiritual Gurus 215
66 The Grandeur of Indian Spiritual Excellence 235
67 Prophecies of Swami Vivekananda 240
  Talented Nonresident Indians  
68 Nonresident Indians- Scientists & Intellectuals 244
69 NRl- Millionaires, Industrialists, Business & Political Leaders 252
70 NRl- Contributions to America's Progress 256
  Educational Talents  
71 World's First Universities 258
72 Ancient Indian Libraries 260
73 Panini's Logic & Computer Languages 262
74 Samskrta Words in English 264
75 Maculay's Game Plan of Westernizing Indian Generations 267
76 Indian Educational Scene When British Entered India 272
77 Replicating Indian Teaching Methods in England 275
  Ancient Indian Global Influence  
78 Ages ago Indians reached American Shores 278
79 India, The China's Teacher 284
80 Indians Inspired Greeks 291
81 South Asian Cultural Bondage 294
82 Influencing East Asian Countries 304
83 Ties with Rome & Egypt 308
  Indian Military Skills  
84 Indian Science of Warfare 312
85 History's First Atomic Explosion at Harrappa 316
86 Inventing Gun Powder 319
87 World's First Rocket Launches 321
  Governing Skills of Ancient India  
88 Dharma Sastras- The Science of Ethics 324
89 Nyaya Sastra- The Science of Logic/ Reasoning 326
90 India- The Cradle of Democracy 328
91 Indian Governing Principles Through Ages 332
  Talents in Mystical Sciences  
92 The Science of Vas tu for Harmonious Living 344
93 Yoga- The World's Craze of the Day 347
94 Mantra Science & its Application 352
95 The Samudrika Sastra-The Science of Body Language 355
96 Jyotisa - The Science of light that Correlates Planetary Influence  
  on Human Behaviour 358
  Artistic Excellence  
97 Indian Sculpture & Painting 362
98 Natya Sastram 366
99 Musical Melody of India 371
100 Beauty of Sarnskrta Literature 377
101 A vadhanam - The Language Gymnastics 382
  Exemplary Indian Womanhood  
102 Women Rsis 386
103 Women Rulers Through Ages 387
  Talents in Sports  
104 Indian Sports & Sports Legends 392
  Other Indian Glories  
105 Taj Mahal-A Wonderful Mystery 400
106 Eternal Fragrance of Indian Perfumes 404
107 atural Dyes -Eternal India in Flying Colours 405
108 Sugar's Sweet History 408


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