It’s almost every day that you read 10 articles on how western culture is influencing the young India. With our culture being thousands of years old it shouldn’t come as a shock to know that we have also made a huge impact on the western culture. If you are wondering how to make sure, continue reading till the end of this article. Many of the important things India gave to the World and world should be thankful for India for this.
Here’s the List of the Important Things India Gave To the World
It is not a hidden fact that people in the west have embraced yoga, not only it’s very common to see a yoga class being taught on every corner, they have also made some derivatives of it. So don’t be surprised if you see people teaching “Beer Yoga” (yes, it’s real) or Hot yoga.
2. The numeral, Zero
Although Babylonians used zero to signify the ‘absent’, Indians were the first to use the zero as a symbol and in arithmetic operations.
3. The spices
Let’s all agree on the fact that Indian food is probably the best food in the world. The reason behind it is obviously the spices. They are so famous that many explorers have discovered continents just in the search of a trading route to India, so don’t be surprised to see adark chai on a Starbucks menu in future.
4. Kama Sutra
The thing on which lots of Indian people frown upon, but western culture embraces. The Kama sutra has taught many people the art of love and intimacy, and no wonder it has made a huge impact worldwide.
The Europe may have had its renaissance but Indian art has also made a huge contribution to the now modern European art. artists like Auguste Rodin and Vincent van Gogh were heavily influenced by Indian art, the result of which can be seen in some of their work.
6. The Fibonacci Pattern of numbers
This sequence was first described by Virahanka (c. 700 AD), Gopāla (c. 1135), and Hemachandra as an outgrowth of the earlier writings on Sanskrit prosody by Pingala.
7. Trigonometric functions
The trigonometric functions sine and versine originated in Indian astronomy. They were described in detail by Aryabhatta in the late 5th century, but were likely developed earlier in astronomical treatises of the 3rd or 4th century. Later, the 6th-century astronomer Varahamihira discovered a few basic trigonometric formulas and identities, such as sin^2(x) + cos^2(x) = 1.
Now if someone says you that India is influenced from Western culture then show them this piece of information! And proud to be An Indian. And i hope you liked this article so share it with friends by hitting the sharing buttons below.