Here are some of the ancient Indian inventions Sushruta, one of the earliest surgeons of the recorded history (600 B.
Buttons and button-like objects used as ornaments or seals rather than fasteners have been discovered in the Indus Valley Civilization during its Kot Yaman phase (c.
2800–2600 BCE) as well as Bronze Age sites in China (c. Buttons made from seashell were used in the Indus Valley Civilization for ornamental purposes by 2000 BCE.
Indians are believed to have invented the first shampoo with traditional herbs.
The word ‘shampoo’ comes from the ancient Sanskrit word ‘champu’, which means, ‘head-massage.’ It was initially used as a head massage oil for the Nawabs of Bengal during the Mughal Empire around 1762. The earliest version of chess is said to have originated in India around the 6th century BC.
These huge urban trading hubs were carefully planned and seem uncannily modern, with their advanced plumbing systems (they even had toilets!
), communal granaries, and graceful public buildings.The game, Snakes & Ladders, was invented in India as a game of morals.Later it spread to England and eventually introduced in the USA by game pioneer Milton Bradley in 1943.The ancient Greeks used to wear animal skins and were not even aware of cotton.But Indians started cultivating cotton during the 5th – 4th millennium BCE in the Indus Valley Civilization. The earliest evidence of cotton used in the Indian subcontinent has been found at the site of Mehrgarh and Rakhigarhi where cotton threads have been found preserved in copper beads; these finds have been dated to Neolithic (between 60 BC).The Mughals also patronized this game, but the Mughal card-sets differed from those of the ancient Indian royal courts.