Who is known as the Napoleon of South India?
Rajendra I (1014-1044) “Napoleon of South India”(and South East Asia)
Who called Samudragupta?
Historian A V Smith called Samudragupta the Napoleon of India because of his great military conquests known from the ‘Prayag Prashati’ written by Harisen, a court minister and a poet in Samudragupta’s empire.
Why was Samudragupta called the Napoleon of India describe his conquests?
He is called Napoleon of India for his monumental achievements in a single lifetime and amazing military prowess, and his lifestyle. He is also credited with reunification of India to a great extent for the first time since Mauryan Empire. Samudragupta, then known as Prince inherited a politically unstable realm.
Did Alexander came to India?
Alexander Invasion of India
In 326 BC, Alexander invaded India, after crossing the river Indus he advanced towards Taxila. He then challenged king Porus, ruler of the kingdom between the rivers Jhelum and Chenab. The Indians were defeated in the fierce battle (Battle of Hydaspes).