Python is a general-purpose programming language, with statements, expressions, operators, functions, modules, methods, and classes.

Who is the developer ?

Python was developed by Guido van Rossum in early nineties. Like Perl, Python source code is also now available under the GNU General Public License (GPL).

Some points about Python

There will be a sign triple chevron ">>>" before every line of code, you write.
Blocks of code is get maintained with help of this sign.

Just try to run and understand the very basic simantics of a hello world program given below:

print "hello world"

In the next chapter you are going to learn some basic syntax of python