varna/>Indians in Persian Empire

Klaus Karttunen Kjkarttu at ELO.HELSINKI.FI
Mon May 31 14:46:26 UTC 1999

On 27 May 99 at 15:22, Vishal Agarwal wrote:
> It would be worthwhile to investigate if the Indians in the territories of
> Darius are ever mentioned as dark. Because according to AIT, the Indians in
> the territories under the control of Persians could not have been residents
> there for more than 6-10 centuries.

Ctesias around 400 BCE stated that the common (Greek) idea that
Indians were all black was not correct: There were both dark and fair-
skinned Indians as he had himself seen in the Persian court.


Klaus Karttunen

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