Jagadish Chandra Bose, an Indian, was knighted by Queen Victoria for his invention, the crescograph, which proved the sentience of plants.
In the 19th Century Bose invented the radio. Marconi was only 21 in 1898 when Bose demonstrated his radio in India. *1 and 2
Indians were the inventors of chess *3a *3b
Indians invented modern numerals. Arabs brought their invention to the West. *4
"Invention of Irrational Numbers
The Indians knew about fraction numbers, as recorded in their Stananga Sutra. Another text, the Sulba Sutra, expounds on irrational numbers. It dates from 800 to 500 BC. A Greek follower of Pythagoras, Hippasus, is said to have discovered irrationals at the same time. But Pythagoras refused to accept the existence of non-rational numbers and had Hippasus put to death.
Invention of Modern Numbers
The Indians also invented the modern number system. It is often called Arabic numerals because it came to Europe through the Arabs. The Persians copied the Indian number system and then passed it on to the Arabs. Then an Italian mathematician named Fibonacci traveled to Algeria to study. When he came back home, he brought the Indian numerals with him. He wrote about the system in his book “Liber Abaci.” This system soon gained wide acceptance throughout Europe. Today it is the number system used in practically the whole world."
The imperialist occupiers of India sought to diminish India. The sign 'dogs and Indians not welcome' is one of millions of examples. The invaders tried to discredit vegetarian diet India has for millennia had the most vegetarians in the world. Missionaries sought to describe Hinduism and Buddhism as pagan.
LANGUAGE: A SEPARATE CATEGORY
Sanskrit which was described by occupyinng judge William Jones as 'more copious than Greek, more perfect than Latin, and more exquisitely refined than either' is the mother of all IndoEuropean languages. It is the only language whose written characters match the pattern of sound vibration when these characters are voiced. The Ramayana was recorded in Sanskrit 20,000 years ago, while the Bhagavad Gita was written down 5000 years ago.
India now has more English speakers than any other country.
*1,2 http://web.mit.edu/varun_ag/www/bose.html http://web.mit.edu/varun_ag/www/bose_real_inventor.pdf
*4 http://www.whoinventedit.net/who-invented-numbers.html http://www.chess.com/article/view/where-was-chess-invented