Pre-Gupta Period

Pre-Gupta Period Important Facts: Indo-Greeks: Demetrius was the first foreign king after Alexander who carried Greek army into India about 190 B.C. & conquered North Western part of the Mauryan Empire. Most famous among Indo-Greek rulers was Menander who reached Pataliputra. His capital was Sakala or Sialkot. He was converted to Buddhism by Nagasena or Nagarjuna & their conversation was recorded in a book, Milindapanho i.e Questions of Milinda. Indo-Greeks were credited with the introduction of Gold coins in India. Practice of military governorship (Strategos). The Greek Ambassador Heliodorus set up a pillar in honour of Vishnu at Vidisha in … Continue reading Pre-Gupta Period