Biology in ancient india, Biology


LATE STONE AGE [10,000 - 20, 000 B.C)

  • Man first cultivated wheat, barley, lentils & peas. In India rice was first cultivated at Mehergarh and Mahagarh (6000 years ago) and about 1 lakh variety was developed in ancient India.
  • Wild rice originated somewhere in coast of Bengal, Orissa & A.P.
  • Breed of goat, sheep, pig, cattle, dog were also raised.

VEDIC AGE [2500 - 6500 B.C.)

  • As in our Vedic literature, people of that time (2500 BC to 650 BC) used to observe plants and animals and recorded 740 plants and 250 animals.

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  • Susruta described in details parts of plants such as : Ankura (sprout) kanda (Bulb or stem) Puspa (flower) Mula (root) Patra (leaf) Phala (fruit).
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