Maharajah Jinda, the mother of Duleep Singh." Saifuddin also shows a ring belonging to Raja Porus, who famously fought Alexander the Great in the Battle of the Hydaspes
Now compare this with what happened at the Battle of Hydaspes
(the river Vitasta/Vehat / Jhelum) in 326BC near present-day Bhera in Punjab.
Towards the end of the tenth and last book of Heliodorus' Aethiopica, a character who was left behind by the protagonists in Delphi in Book Four makes a surprising reappearance in Ethiopia: Charicles, the Greek foster-father of the heroine Charicleia, arrives in Meroe, where the royal couple reside, and demands his daughter back from king Hydaspes
, who is her biological father.
The pantarb jewel later plays an important part in the recognition of Chariclea as the daughter of Hydaspes
since the king recognises it as one he had given Persinna during their courtship (4.8.7; 10.14.3).
Regarding Taxila the classical writers unanimously hold this opinion that it was the largest city located between Indus and Hydaspes
The Indian warlord Pururava learned this quite directly at the hands of Alexander at the Hydaspes
. The chieftain brought an overwhelming number of troops to counter the Macedonian invaders and along with them a number of devastating war elephants.
Young provides comprehensive descriptions of several key battles, including the Battle of Issus, which marked the first significant defeat of Persia; the Siege of Tyre, which lasted seven gruesome months; and the Battle of the Hydaspes
River, which provided the West with access to India.
According to the diary, Alexander of Macedonia termed Taxila as a city 'most considerable between the Indus and the Hydaspes
The Battle of the Hydaspes
River was fought by Alexander the Great in 326 BC against King Porus of the Hindu Paurava kingdom on the banks of the Jhelum River in Punjab, now Pakistan.
This culminates in Charicleia and Theagenes being taken prisoner and subsequently delivered to King Hydaspes
, who unbeknownst to him is Charicleia's biological father.
The battle of the Hydaspes
River was fought by Alexander the Great in 326 BC against King Porus of the Hindu Paurava Kingdom on the banks of the Hydaspes
River (Jhelum River) in the Punjab near Bhera (Pind Dadan Khan) in modern-day Pakistan.
In 2003 we noted the variability of Hydaspes
in response to Chryse dust activity, and it also looked somewhat variable in 2005 (see under 'dust storms').