India ! In the mind of others


A . We owe a lot to the Indians, who taught us how to count, without which no worthwhile scientific discovery could have been made.
– Albert Einstein

B . India is the cradle of the human race, the birthplace of human speech, the mother of history, the grandmother of legend, and the great grand mother of tradition. Our most valuable and most constructive materials in the history of man are treasured up in India only.
Mark Twain (the father of American literature)

C . If there is one place on the face of earth where all the dreams of living men have found a home from the very earliest days when man began the dream of existence, it is India.
Romain Rolland (French scholar, awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1915)

D . India conquered and dominated China culturally for 20 centuries without ever having to send a single soldier across her border.

Hu Shih, former Ambassador of China to USA


E. “India was the motherland of our race
and Sanskrit the mother of Europe’s languages.
India was the mother of our philosophy,
of much of our mathematics, of the ideals embodied in christianity… of self-government and democracy.
In many ways, Mother India is the mother of us all.”

Will Durant (American Historian 1885-1981)

F. Mahatma Gandhi is my inspiration. As an anthropologist, my mother worked in rural India. Considers myself fortunate to have close Indian-American friends. My mother exposed me to different cultures, including India’s.
Barack Obama (President of America)

G. “Many of the advances in the sciences that we consider today to have been made in Europe were in fact made in India centuries ago.”
– Grant Duff, British Historian of India

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