There are so many things that make our lives easier and we never know their inventors in the first place. Here is a list of 10 things which were made by fellow Indians!
Buttons, as opposed to the current use of fastening, were used in Mohenjo-Daro for ornamental purposes.
Chess was developed from Chaturanga, which was played in the Gupta Empire in 6th Century AD.
3. Movable Home
Movable or portable homes were first invented in the 16th Century during Akbar’s reign during the Mughal Empire.
Surprisingly, the rulers found during the excavations at the Indus Valley Civilisation sites were highly accurate to their decimal points. They were usually made of ivory and were used prior to 1500 BC.
The word was derived from chāmpo (चाँपो). Initially used as a head massage oil in 1762 for the Nawabs of Bengal, it evolved into the modern day shampoo.
6. Snakes and Ladders
The game was introduced in England, and from their was spread by American game pioneer Milton Bradley to the USA.
7. Cotton Cultivation
Indians began cultivating cotton during the 5th-4th century BCE. That time the Greeks used to wear animal skin and weren’t even aware of cotton. Soon the word spread to other parts of the world.
The first writings related to the Fibonacci numbers were by Pingala, which were further elaborated by Virahanka, Gopala and Hemachandra.
9. Decimal System, Quadratic formula and Zero
Brahmagupta first found the formula for solving quadratic equations in the 7th century CE. The Decimal system, or the Hindu number system was the precursor of the Arabic number system which was developed between 1st and 6th century CE.
10. Game of Suits
The suits game was called as Krida-patram (painted rags for playing).