Greatest Indians of all time, one can learn from

India is a country that has a very diverse and vibrant both culture and tradition. As a result, it also comprises a lot of freedom fighters and philanthropists from which one can learn and get inspired like Mahatma Gandhi, Swami Vivekanand, Savtribai Phule, Jyotirao Phule, and many others but still, there are many unknown Indians one can look up to galvanize their thoughts. Here is the list of a few of those who are globally recognized for their work:

Mauryan Empire ruler the Great Ashoka  

Ashoka was one of the most illustrious rulers of the subcontinent. Ashoka’s Dhamma is the most popular and widely preached even now. The young generation can look up to these ideals such as being liberal and avoiding selfishness, maintaining high moral standards, being honest, and integrity, and leading a simple life that is free from hatred and violence.

Even in his edicts, one can find such messages for the people for instance medical care for both animals and humans, and humane treatment. He was the backbone to spread Buddhism. 


He is an exception in his field because of his various interest and knowledge. In the classical age, he was a great mathematician and astronomer. Although he has done many works, the one being recognized globally is the introduction of Zero. Besides that, he found the most approximate value of pi.

He was one of the few people who understood the concept of the solar system with the earth revolving around the sun.

He made a major contribution to Trignometry and Algebra. Although Aryabhatta launched various treatises, the most influential remains Aryabhatiya.


We all know that Chanakya played an important role in the flourishment of the Mauryan Empire. He is more than a counselor in Mauryan Empire but an Indian scholar, teacher, philosopher, economist, jurist, and royal adviser of the Ashoka the great. 

He has written many books but Chanakya Niti and Arthashastra. 

Amartya Sen

We all know one of the good economists Amartya Sen whose ethics are based on liberalism and welfare. In his book Argumentative Indian he quoted Bhagvatgita, especially the conversation between Arjun and Krishna. He is very well versed and had given his definition of Poverty he said, Poverty should not be understood in terms of deprivation of food but in terms of illiteracy, health, gender, and inequality.


By TIS Staffer
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