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INDIKA: The Country and People of India and Ceylon

By: John Fletcher Hurst

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Concept Publishing Company Pvt. Ltd.: 1992

Seller ID: 112376

ISBN: 8172680066

Condition: New


The title of this book, Indika, has been derived from the Greek Megasthenes, perhaps the first chronicler to reveal the real life of India to the western world. Following the conquest of India by Alexander the Great Seleucos became the possessor of India. When his compromise with Chandra Gupta was arrived at, Megasthenes was sent by Seleucos as his ambassador to the court at Patna. The valuable work produced by Megasthenes on his return to Greece, entitled Indika (Indian Things), was lost by some important fragments of it were preserved in an scattered manner and give a very authentic account ... View more info