In this post, I have copied the excerpts from a 2000 year old work on India by a Greek historian. These excerpts were taken from: Page on shsu.edu. This is a must read work for anyone trying to understand India.
Some of these descriptions were startling for me. ... (more)
India, Persia and central Asian empires all played key intermediaries in the Silk Road as China and Rome didn't have a direct relationship during the Classical age [Sino-Roman relations]. Rome knew China only through its products and China abstractly knew Rome as a major power rivaling China in size. However, key direct contacts failed due to the great di... (more) The rupee's history goes back to 3000 years ago. In fact, there is a likelihood that the 5000 year old Indus Valley Civilization had some sort of currency [The Punch-marked Coins: A Survival of the Indus Civilization]. The word rupee comes from the Vedic word rupa - meaning either form/shape or silver. Almost each major empire in India - Maurya, Kushan, C... (more)