THREE things we did not know about India:
- India does not have a national language: This is despite the fact that there are over 120 major languages and 1,600 other languages spoken in India.
- The caste system still exists in India: There are five different class distinctions in India. Although the caste system is officially abolished, the idea of higher and lower people is still widespread. Simply put: The Brahmins: priests and teachers, Kshatriyas: warriors and rulers, Vaishyas: farmers, traders and merchants, Shudras: labourers and Dalits (outcastes): street sweepers, latrine cleaners.
- Chess was invented in India. It has a significant following in India and originated in 6AD.