Tuesday, May 12, 2009

The Gangaridai Empire

Gangaridai was the name of a kingdom in 300 BC in what is now the Bengal region of the Indian subcontinent. It was described by the Greek traveller Megasthenes in his work Indica.
The Greek and Latin historians suggested that Alexander the Great withdrew from India anticipating the valiant counter attack of the mighty Gangaridai and Prasii (Nanda) Empires which were located in the Bengal region. However, not much is known about the origin of these empires...read more

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