It was a brief interlude but the time Alexander spent in the Indian Subcontinent had a deep impact. It shaped the West’s perception of India as ‘exotic’ and left a lasting memory here, so much so, that the very term used for foreigners in Sanskrit - Yavana, stems from ‘Ionian’ Greeks!
The earliest references to India in the West, are found in the works of the ancient Greeks and Romans. Some of these accounts are shockingly accurate, others are whimsical, while some are just downright absurd. Follow us down an ancient rabbit hole and discover how the Western world saw us – 2,500 years ago and more