Alexanders Invasion Of India
Alexander's Invasion of India
nvasion of Alexander in India
Except Porus who fought the famous battle of Hydaspes (on banks of Jhelum) with Alexander, all other kings submitted meekly.
To mark the farthest point of his advance, he erected 12 huge stones altars on the northern bank of Beas. Remained in India for 19 months and died in 323 BC at Babylon.
1. It exposed India to Europe, by opening up four distinct lines of communication, three by land and one by sea.
2. Due to cultural contact, a cosmopolitan school of art came up in Gandhara.// //
3. Paved the way for the unification of north India under Chandragupta Maurya by weakening small states.