So you think you know all about India?its ancient history, its glorious heritage, its jaw-dropping wonders? Well, think again.
Take architecture, building and town planning for instance. Do you know about the world's biggest domical roof? The world's largest monolithic statue? The world's biggest sundial? Do you know about the hanging ceiling? The pillar without a foundation? Or about a model town 1,000 years ago? Medieval flush system latrines? And of concealed plumbing in ancient India?
Or take literature. Do you know about the man who told two stories using one text? The oldest grammar book? The world's longest poem? Or, for that matter, of poet Magha's geometrical composition?
In medicine, chances are you haven't heard about incredible ancient surgical instruments. Or about the artificial nose created 2000 years ago. Or the curative sounds of the medicated drum.
In science and technology, did you know of robots that existed 1000 years ago? Or the pillar that has defied rust for 1600 years? Of the journey from zero to infinity? Of the ancient technique of drilling pinholes in stones?