When viewed in this light, the achievement of the unknown Hindu who some time in the first centuries of our era discovered the principle of position assumes the proportions of a world-event. Not only did this principle constitute a radical departure in method, but we know now that without it no progress in arithmetic was possible.
It is [in India] that the ingenious manner of expressing all numbers in ten characters originated, by assigning to them at once an absolute and a local [positional] value. a subtle and important conception, of which the simplicity is such that we can [only] with difficulty, appreciate its merit.
A wise man, if he sees a rainbow in the sky, must not point it out to anybody.
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Akbar, the greatest of the Mughals, could not read or write and was possibly also dyslexic.
There is a tribe named Anal in Manipur who speak the Anal language.
A tea-poy has very little to do with tea. It was originally the name for an Indian three-footed, i.e., a tī-pāī table which could be used for many things including serving tea.
Rajiv Gandhi's cabinet was also known as the Doon Cabinet due to the presence of many of his fellow Doon School alumni (Doscoes).
In 2001, there were just over one million Ho's in India. The Ho tribe can be found in the states of Jharkand and Odisha.
The state of Uttarakhand has two official languages, Hindi and Sanskrit. It also has a Sanskrit Education Minister.
Chandragupta hailed from a family or tribe of peacock (mayura/मयूर in Sanskrit) tamers whence came his practical surname of Maurya.
Humayun's advisor and Akbar's guardian (and regent), Bairam Khan's second wife was Babar's granddaughter, Salima Begum. After Bairam Khan was murdered in 1561, she became her cousin, Akbar's, second wife and Mughal Empress. Akbar's first wife, Ruqaiya, was his cousin as well.