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Discuss the heritage of the India’s ancient developments in the field of Science and Technology.

Topic:  Indian Culture will cover the salient aspects of Art forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.

1.Discuss the heritage of the India’s ancient developments in the field of Science and Technology.(250 words)

Reference: Ancient India by R S Sharma class XI NCERT

Why this question:

The question is based on the contributions of ancient India to science and technology and its significance and relevance even in today’s times.

Key demand of the question:

The answer must discuss the contributions of Ancient India to science and technology of the past and even to the present.


Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.

Structure of the answer:


Briefly explain India’s ancient caliber of development in science.


Explain that one of the oldest civilizations in the world, the Indian civilization has a strong tradition of science and technology. Ancient India was a land of sages and seers as well as a land of scholars and scientists. Research has shown that from making the best steel in the world to teaching the world to count, India was actively contributing to the field of science and technology centuries long before modern laboratories were set up.

Many theories and techniques discovered by the ancient Indians have created and strengthened the fundamentals of modern science and technology. While some of these groundbreaking contributions have been acknowledged, some are still unknown to most.

Quote examples of scientists, researchers etc.


Conclude with significance and relevance of such discoveries and inventions even in today’s times.