8 Most Inspiring Teachers in the History of India

1. Gautama Buddha (480 BCE): The founder of Buddhism, Buddha's teachings emphasized compassion, non-violence, and the pursuit of enlightenment.

2. Chanakya (350-283 BCE): A strategist, teacher, and royal advisor, Chanakya is known for his treatise on statecraft, economics, and military strategy – the Arthashastra.

3. Savitribai Phule (1831-1897): Considered India's first female teacher, Savitribai Phule fought for girls' education at a time when it was unthinkable.

4. Swami Vivekananda (1863-1902): A disciple of Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, Vivekananda was a powerful orator and spiritual leader.

5. Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941): A polymath – poet, novelist, musician, and educator – Tagore founded Visva-Bharati University.

6. Swami Dayanand Saraswati (1824-1883): A social reformer and founder of the Arya Samaj movement, Dayanand Saraswati advocated for a return to the core principles.

7. Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan (1888-1975): A philosopher, diplomat, and India's second president, Dr. Radhakrishnan's birthday is celebrated as Teacher's Day in India.

8. Madan Mohan Malaviya (1861-1946): An educator and freedom fighter, Malaviya founded Banaras Hindu University (BHU), a prominent center of learning in India.