India Through the Ages: From the Indus Valley to the Mars Mission
This programme is designed to take the learner through India’s glorious journey over the ages. The mentor will take the learners through the many highlights in India’s lesser-known, oft-forgotten, but magnificent historical journey from the Indus Valley civilization to the Mars Mission.
The programme will be conducted on an online platform and will make use of a search engine to help the learners enhance their general knowledge. The idea is to learn about the events in India that made it a knowledge and economic powerhouse for centuries, while weaving an enjoyable and informative narrative across the factual journey.
Some of the events that the programme will throw light upon:
- The antiquity and advancements of the Indus Valley civilization, such as their state-of-the-art plumbing system.
- The advancements in Cataract surgery and Plastic surgery hundreds of years before the time of Christ.
- The invention of Wootz steel, well before the time of the Christ.
- Shipbuilding and advanced rocketry in warfare, both hundreds of years before they were invented in Europe.
- The invention of the instruments of navigation much before they were invented in Europe.
- Mapping the stars.
- Discovery of the Calculus.
- The great achievements in Sanskrit grammar and mathematics, such as the discovery of Pascal’s Triangle and the Theorem of Pythagoras, hundreds of years before the time of Christ.
- Chanakya’s famous treatise and insights into good governance.
- Why India remained an economic powerhouse for centuries even after the time of the Christ.
- The transformative reign of emperor Ashoka.
- The advent of the Buddha, Mahavir, Guru Nanak, and the saint poets of the south and the north.
- What made Nalanda, Taxila, Vallabhi and Vikramshila the great centres of knowledge that they were.
- The importance of the irrigational system of agriculture.
- The works of great scientists like Aryabhatta, Brahmagupta, Bhaskaracharya, Madhavacharya, Ramanujan, C.V. Raman, Homi Bhabha, Vikram Sarabhai.
- The launch of the moon mission.
- The Mars Mission.