ATHENS DIALOGUES :

Sailing to India: Diverse Narratives of Travel in the Western Indian Ocean

BY Himanshu Prabha Ray

A reexamination of nineteenth and twentieth century archaeological discoveries in Asia and examination of textual sources indicate that Greek was a living language in northern India as late as the 7th and 8th centuries CE, and establish evidence of trade between India and Greece.


Alexander's campaign to the east has had far-reaching implications for archaeological discoveries in Asia in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. In light of these discoveries, a reexamination of sea-faring, trade, and communication in north-western India and in the western Indian Ocean expands the existing paradigm of an "Indo-Roman" trade to include multiple partners in sea-faring activity... View Full Summary