India - history and culture

“India is the cradle of the human race, the birthplace of human speech, the mother of history, the grandmother of legend, and the great grand mother of tradition. Our most valuable and most instructive materials in the history of man are treasured up in India only.” -- Mark Twain

“We owe a lot to the Indians, who taught us how to count, without which no worthwhile scientific discovery could have been made.” -- Albert Einstein

“Many of the advances in the sciences that we consider today to have been made in Europe were in fact made in India centuries ago.” -- Grant Duff, British Historian of India