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Indian History Part 43 THE KHYBER PASS Section II Alexander of Macedonia

Canberra, 25 October 2015 Alexander of Macedonia, often called ‘Alexander the Great’, became the first confirmed outsider to have defeated an Indian king when he routed the army of King Porus on the banks of the River Hydaspes. How did he reach so far from his native Macedonia to the banks of the great Indus […]

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FROM INDUS TO INDEPENDENCE: A TREK THROUGH INDIAN HISTORY: Part 11

Jakarta, 12 April 2013 THE GLORY OF THE MAURYAS Section I The Beginnings Between the years 321 and 185 BC three generations of a dynasty carved out the first pan-Indian empire—the Mauryas. This empire covered an area of 5,000,000 square kilometres and comprised almost the entire sub-continent, and had an estimated population of 50-60 million […]

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