Sindhia Mein Sikandar by Salman Rashid
Wednesday, 6 March 2013
Alexander came to India in 326 BC and worked his way through present day Pakistan. Salman Rashid – a renowned Pakistan travel writer - has researched Alexander’s adventure and presented in a documentary titled Sindhia Mein Sikandar. Now the documentary is being uploaded on his blog. I had a chance to view the first episode.
It starts from Nawagai (the then city of Aregaun). Salman Rashid tells us that facts were first documented by Arian – a Greek historian – some 350 years after Alexander’s death when Alexander’s notes, letters to Olympia and Aristotle were still there. East was much more advanced than Europe in which Greece was the only developed country. Darius was installed by a traitor who killed his father and installed Dara in the hope of controlling him like a puppet. The coward left his mother, wife and fled (was later killed by one of his generals in Alberz).
The documentary takes you through Nawagai to Munda, Dir and Swat. In the route, Salman Rashid also tells about the fort of Masaga where he killed 7000 troops who betrayed him. View the documentary here.
posted by S A J Shirazi @ Wednesday, March 06, 2013,
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