Topic: Indian Culture will cover the salient aspects of Art forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.
1. Illustrate with examples how Science and Technology flourished in Ancient India. Do you think these developments have any relevance in making India the technological hub that she is today? (250 words)
Difficulty level: Easy
Reference: The New Indian Express
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.
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. India was actively contributing to the field of science and technology centuries long before modern laboratories were set up. Mention a few examples.
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.