Travellers of India (3 in 1)
- Anant Pai
Collection of the following titles: Megasthenes, Hieun Tsang, Fa Hien A Greek scholar, a Chinese monk and a Chinese pilgrim, sharing a common fascination for India, left for a priceless legacy in the form of detailed accounts of their times. Megasthenes was the ambassador of Seleucus Nikator to the court of Chandragupta Maurya in the 4th century BC. His journey has been the most authentic and accurate account of that era. Fa Hien travelled to India from China, in 339 AD, to learn the true teachings of Buddha. He came during the Gupta rule, touring extensively and recording his observations. Hiuen Tsang, Buddhist scholar, faced heavy odds as he travelled through India in 629 AD, to seek the law of Buddha. Those who sought his wisdom were Emperor Harsha and Pulakeshi II.