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Answer the following question in detail. Describe Alexander’s invasion of India. - History

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Answer the following question in detail.

Describe Alexander’s invasion of India.

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Solution

  1. Alexander invaded the Indian subcontinent and conquered some kingdoms from Afghanistan to Sindh-Punjab.
  2. He, however, could not establish his rule there for a long time.
  3. Alexander became the king of Macedonia in 334 B.C.E. He defeated emperor Daryush III in 331 B.C.E.
  4. After conquering the region of Kabul, he reached the foothills of the Hindukush mountains.
  5. Then he camped at a place called Nicaea situated on Uttarapatha. Ambhi welcomed Alexander and sought friendship with him.
  6. Alexander conquered almost all kingdoms in Kabul, Sindh, and Punjab.
  7. On the bank of Jhelum, Alexander and King Porus confronted each other and there was a fierce battle between them.
  8. Porus was defeated but Alexander and his army were greatly influenced by his valour.
  9. Alexander's soldiers had lost spirit due to the frequent battles and refused to march forward. Alexander was forced to return.
  10. Before returning, Alexander handed over the regions in Punjab.
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Balbharati History 11th Standard Maharashtra State Board
Chapter 7 India and Iran (Persia)
Exercise | Q Q.4 (2) | Page 55
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