5 Important Gifts India Gave the World


India is a vast land brimming with talented and creative people of diverse backgrounds. There are many wonderful things India has introduced to the world. owes a lot to the world when it comes to number of inventions which took place over the time and centuries ago. India, has always been a step ahead then the western world; be it Science, Mathematics, Medical Science or Archaeological mastery. We look back at things which were ‘Made in India’ and those inventions and discoveries which will make every Indian proud.

1. Cataract surgery was first performed in ancient India
In India, cataract surgery was performed with a curved needle used to loosen the lens and push the cataract out of the field of vision. The eye would later be soaked with warm butter and then bandaged. Though this method was successful, Susruta cautioned that cataract surgery should only be performed when absolutely necessary. These methods were later spread tot he world.

2. Shampoo originated in India from mughal era
The word shampoo is derived from Hindi word chāmpo and dates to 1762. The shampoo itself originated in the eastern regions of the Mughal Empire where it was introduced as a head massage, usually consisting of alkali , natural oils and fragrances. Shampoo was first introduced in Britain by a Bengali entrepreneur from Bihar named Sake Dean Mahomed.

3.  Buddhism and Jainism
originated in India
Jainism has historically been largely confined to India , whereas Buddhism originated in India but subsequently flourished and developed several branches in other Asian countries.

4. India gave candied sugar
to the world
The process of producing crystallized sugar from sugarcane was discovered by the time of the Imperial Guptas, and the earliest reference of candied sugar comes from India. The process was soon transmitted to China with traveling Buddhist monks. Chinese documents confirm two missions to India, for obtaining technology for sugar-refining.

5. Indians discovered the
cashmere wool
The founder of the cashmere wool industry is traditionally held to be the 15th-century ruler of Kashmir, Zayn-ul-Abidin , who employed weavers from Central Asia . The mention of woolen shawls made from this wool in Kashmir are found in several books between 3rd century BCE and the 11th century CE.