About the Book
This book, Ancient India as Described in Classical Literature by John W. McCrindle, contains the annotated translation of extracts pertaining to India from the works of Herodotos, Strabo, Plinius, Aelianus and others. It is a veritable treasurehouse of information on a horde of subjects ranging from animals to the campaigns of Alexander. Everything about that period-a few centuries before and after the Christian Era-comes alive in its pages.
About the Author
JohnWatsonMcCrindle was born near Maybole, Ayrshire, educated at Maybole and Edinburgh universities, and taught at the Patna and Krishnagar colleges. He retired in 1860 as Principal of the Patna College. His contribution to the knowledge of Indian history comprises the following works:
Ancient India as described by Megasthenes and Arrian; The Commerce and Navigation of the Erythraean Sea; Ancient India as described by Ptolemy; and Invasion of India by Alexander the Great; These books give a nearly complete collection of all works and incidental notices relating to India contained in Greek and Roman literature.