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India carries a rich legacy of Scientific Ideas, in this context, highlight and discuss the contribution from India in the fields of Mathematic and Medicine.

Topic: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.

1. India carries a rich legacy of Scientific Ideas, in this context, highlight and discuss the contribution from India in the fields of Mathematic and Medicine. (250 words)

Reference:  class XI NCERT Medieval history of India ,ccrtindia.gov.in

Why the question:

The question is from the static portions of GS paper I, part art and culture.

Key Demand of the question:

The question aims to ascertain the contribution from India in the fields of Mathematic and Medicine.

Directive:

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:

Introduction:

Start with a brief background of scientific ideas that have plummeted in India from past to present.

Body:

The question is straightforward; one has to discuss the contribution from India in the fields of Mathematic and Medicine in detail.

Explain that Science was an integral part and important preoccupation in ancient Indian culture. The past inspires the future in India, and the ancient Sanskrit texts reflect shades of twentieth century thinking. Scientific ideas were developed in India over 5,000 years ago and have stood the test of time.

Discuss the contributions in Mathematics; along with concept of zero, Indian mathematicians made seminal contributions to the study of trigonometry, algebra, arithmetic and negative numbers among other areas. Perhaps most significantly, the decimal system that we still employ worldwide today was first seen in India.

Conclusion:

Conclude by commenting on the present day contributions of the Indian population to the field of science and mathematics.