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Menander, the Greek King of India

  King Menander began as a Greek general of King Demetrius of the Euthydemid dynasty. He is considered as probably the most successful Greek king of India, and ruled a huge empire from Gandhara to the Hindu holy city of...

The Ancient Greeks From Crete Who Founded a City in South Asia

Long ago, a substantial ancient Greek population from the island of Crete lived in the ancient city of Daedala, located in south Asia. Located in a strategically and geopolitically important region, in the modern nation-state of Pakistan on the border...

Greece, India to Strengthen ‘Strategic Partnership’ in Mitsotakis Visit

The PM of Greece Kyriakos Mitsotakis will be on a two-day state visit to India beginning on February 21, 2024. The last prime ministerial visit from Greece to India took place in 2008. India-Greece relations were elevated to a “strategic...

How Ancient Greeks Spread Buddhism to the Known World

Buddhism, a religion, or according to some, a path towards experiencing ultimate reality, was founded by Siddhārtha Gautama, a man from India also referred to as "The Buddha". Buddhism is practiced in various parts of the world and the...

Did Alexander the Great’s Descendant Establish Singapore?

Singapore has a long history of human settlement, having been shown by Greek scientist Ptolemy almost 2000 years ago on his map of the world. Furthermore, the founder of Singapore is mentioned as a descendant of Alexander the Great...

The Untold Ancient Greek Saga of South Asia

South Asia was once the easternmost part of the Ancient Greek world, an important but little-explored region of the Greek empire and cultural sphere. The Indian subcontinent is where the Orient meets the Occident and where Sanskrit meets Greek. Where...

When Ancient Greeks and Hindus Exchanged Wisdom

"East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet, Till Earth and Sky stand presently at God's great Judgment Seat,” wrote Sir Rudyard Kipling. However, the truth is that long before Sir Kipling wrote this,...

When Ancient Greeks and Scythian Sakas Fought for Domination in India

The ancient Greeks of India ruled a large kingdom in South Asia until the Scythian nomads, known as Sakas, fought against them. Altyn Adam: The Golden Man In Kazakhstan near Almaty, there are several burial mounds of individuals of Saka ancestry....

The Ancient Greeks of India’s Tamil Nadu Region

  There was a time when ancient Greeks from the Indo-Greek empire in North India started migrating to Tamil Nadu. This is their saga: In the extreme South of the Indian Sub-continent is a state known as Tamil Nadu, land of...