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This read-aloud story excerpted from 'Our Empire Story' by British author Henrietta Elizabeth Marshall recounts Alexander, the Great's invasion of India in 326 BC, and his battle with Hindu king Porus. It is since then that the West have known something of India... more
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July 5, 2006 at 12:30 pm
(1) herod says:

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July 7, 2008 at 2:03 pm
(2) ashu says:

Alexander was a born leader. He was an exceptional fighter. He conquered most parts of world but there is a lot of controversy over his invasion in India. According to Indian history he was stopped by Porus at his entry in the country but still most of the world believes that he won the battle.
I want to have a have a question that if he won that battle then why didn’t he invaded rest of India.I mean there is no sense to a fact that he did won that battle and still left the idea of winning India.
Do u get any sense behind that?

ASHU

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September 2, 2009 at 6:30 am
(3) Shyam says:

Historians have dealt at length on this. Alexander had all the intention to continuing his invasion of India, but his soldiers, tired from years of battling and away from their families for long had decided otherwise. Moreover, the battle with Porus, despite the win, had proved costly. The use of elephants in Indian army had unnerved the Greeks, though Alexander, in his famous address to his soldiers pointed out how this disadvantage could be turned into advantage for them. Despite Alexander’s pursuation, the soldiers refused to march further into India and the campaign was abandoned.

shyam

March 25, 2010 at 12:42 pm
(4) raki says:

ya.ashu is correct..y did he invade further…..they are threatened by indian elephants and soldiers bravery..though he was the leader of the world,he is not the leader of india

May 30, 2010 at 4:53 pm
(5) yrurbfh says:

i don’t like her, nd she was not born to be a lleader
that’s good she died
she invaded india and thats not good i don’t like her

August 31, 2010 at 7:01 am
(6) Ranvir says:

Alexander did not invade india at all.Let me tell you this is the biggest hoax in Indian history created by European historians and also backed by some corrupt Indian historians of today who simply want to make money from west by making a propoganda of such false history.Even the date of Gautam Buddha has been wrongly changed to 583 BC and this same history continues to be a part of Indian Education system!!!since last 2 yrs I am beginning to learn this blunders created by colonial British government.

For more info. on Alexander invasion hoax go here.

http://jayasreesaranathan.blogspot.com/2008/07/did-alexander-defeat-porus.html

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