How Did Ancient India Influence the Modern World?

The culture of Ancient India influenced the modern world in multiple ways, with the most notable contributions being Buddhism, yoga and the numeral system that later developed into the Arabic numerals. The ancient Indians also made significant improvements to agriculture, including the development of sugar refinement, cotton cultivation and jute cultivation.

The Ancient Indian contributions to mathematics were invaluable for the development of science and trade. The Harappans developed the numeral system circa 3,000 B.C., and by 1,800 B.C. they developed the idea of infinity and made progresses in geometry. The Ancient Indians also developed the Ayurvedic and Siddha medicine.