10 Facts About India That You Might not Know
India never invaded any country in her last 100000 years of history
When many cultures were only nomadic forest dwellers over 5000 years ago, Indians established Harappan culture in Sindhu Valley
The name 'India' is derived from the River Indus, the valleys around which were the home of the early settlers.
The Persian invaders converted it into Hindu. The name 'Hindustan' combines Sindhu and Hindu and thus refers to the land of the Hindus
The 'Place Value System' and the 'Decimal System' were developed in India in 100 B.C.
The world's first granite temple is the Brihadeswara Temple at Tanjavur, Tamil Nadu.
The game of Snakes & Ladders was created by the 13th century poet saint Gyandev. It was originally called 'Mokshapat'.
The world's highest cricket ground is in Chail, Himachal Pradesh. Built in 1893 after levelling a hilltop, this cricket pitch is 2444 meters above sea level.
India has the largest number of post offices in the world.
The world's first university was established in Takshila in 700 BC. More than 10500 students from all over the world studied more than 60 subjects.