India has always had an outstanding position in Education, Music, Art, and Culture since time immemorial.
स्वं स्वं चरित्रं शिक्षेरन् पृथिव्यां सर्वमानवाः।। ( मनु-2/20 )
India, since time immemorial, has held on outstanding place in knowledge, literature, music art and culture. Scholars like Megasthenes, Hiun Tsang et al from across the globe came to India in search of spiritual knowledge, education and inspiration.
Till the Eighteenth Century, India was at the pinnacle in education, socio economic values with 18% share in world trade. According to Max Mueller and W Litner, it had 27% share of the world’s income and there existed 7,32,000 elementary and school level Gurukuls. Another 14,000 institutions of higher learning like Takshila, Nalanda, Ujjain etc. were imparting higher education in 18 different disciplines like Mathematics, geography.