Illuminating India’s scientific contributions

October 2017, More from this edition
by Matt Kimberley
A brief chronicle of the country’s inventions and ideas that have been pivotal in shaping the world come to life as part of the UK-India Year of Culture.

Some of the most important ideas in the history of science, technology, mathematics and engineering find their roots in India. Thanks to the influence that Indian scientific thought had on the civilisations with which it made contact, those ideas and inventions spread throughout the world.