isn’t just known for Ayurdeva, instead it is also known for medical surgery such as plastic surgery, eye surgery, and dental surgery. Shushruta, a medical practitioner knows as the “Father of Indian Surgery” wrote a collection called ‘Shushruta-Samahita’ that describes seven types of
surgeries: puncturing (Vedhya), exploration (Esya), extraction (Ahrya), excision (Chedya), scarification (Lekhya), evacuation (Vsraya), and suturing (Sivya). The human anatomy is studied as well in this collection since Shushruta was the first person to study a dead human body ( Science, Medicine, Technology in Ancient India ) . Shushruta learned about diseases and the human body at the school of medicine called Varansari. According to Champanaria (2014), the father of surgery is known for nasal reconstruction and that went on to the era of Tagliacozzi during Renaissance Italy to surgery today. This shows that without Shushruta and his works, plastic surgery wouldn’t have been as successful as it is today since his works and techniques are still used in modern day society. With the use of Ayurvedic medicine, people tend to live longer and healthier lives. Americans spend around $200 billion on prescription medicine; therefore, Ayurvedic medicine is way more affordable. India’s advanced techniques with the help of nature have saved many people around the world from deadly diseases. India has contributed to the world through their cotton textile industry. India is one of the largest producer and exporter for cotton textiles in the world. It is also a very big part of their total output. According to The Rise of Western Power: A Comparative History of Western Civilization , its said that the first cotton textile product was first made in India, which shows that India was the first country out of all the other countries in the world to actually do something with their cotton. Even though they weren’t the first ones to grow the first cotton plant or spin the first thread, they were the first ones to make a use out of the cotton. They export cotton textiles to many different countries such as Australia, Belgium, Italy, Iran, Germany, Russia, U.K. In fact, India exported cotton worth $9,925.85 Mn in 2013-2014 according to the article Cotton Industry in India . The major regions that have contributed to the textile industry are Bombay, Ahmedabad, Chennai, Delhi, Agra, Salkia, and Ghusuri. Between 1860 and 1868,
Bombay alone had as many as 11 mills erected and 47 mills by 1876 and 193 mills by the 1900s (Kay, 2017). This shows how fast the industry has developed and the demand for cotton was very high as they were producing large amounts of it as well. Without India’s cotton textile industry, cotton clothing wouldn’t have been so popular today. India has been a great producer and exporter to the rest of the world.
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- Summer '17
- Heidi Bush
- Buddhism, Republic of India