Origins of Zero: A fascinating story of science and spirituality across civilisations
Updated on 28 February 2024
Number zero is one of the greatest inventions in history, with a profound impact on the evolution of humanity including our digital era, which is shaped by ‘0’ and ‘1’. However, little is known about the history of the number ‘zero’. Its journey started in ancient India and moved worldwide via trade and early science diplomacy.
This fascinating journey of number ‘0’ from India across civilisations, religious, and cultural divides should serve as an inspiration for our time when the widening of divides between cultures and societies increases. The number ‘0’ stands as a reminder that science and spirituality have the potential to change the world.