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Alexander Invasion

Alexander was the king of Macedonia in Greece.

His ambition was to conquer the whole world and to become a world conqueror.

Greeks under the leadership of Alexander invaded on India in 327 B.C.

The ruler of Takshasila, Ambhi surrendered to Alexander without fight.

Alexander also conquered some small tribal kingdoms in the North-West.

Porus or Purushottama was ruling the region between Jhelum and Chenab rivers. But Purushottama was defeated by the Alexander.

Alexander was impressed by the courage and conduct of Purushottama and gave back his kingdom.

Later Alexander tried to conquer Nanda king ruling North India. But the Greek soldiers were tired and not willing to fight any more. Further they heared the mighty military strength of Nandas and feared to fight with them.

Alexander left India with disappointment. He was died in Babylon in 324 B.C.