The Battle of Vitasta: (Or the Battle of the Hydaspes) was fought by Alexander the Great in 326 BC against King Porus of the Paurava kingdom on the banks of the Hydaspes River (now known as the Jhelum River) in what is now the Punjab Province of Pakistan. The battle resulted in a complete Greek victory.
Harold Bloom: (b. 1930) Harold Bloom is a Poststructuralist critic and Sterling Professor of Humanities at Yale University, US; often associated with Derrida, de Man, Miller and Hartman.
King Porus: original name Raja Purushottama, was a king of the Pauravas, Ruler of a territory now known as the Punjab (and now in Pakitan), and reigned between 340 – c. 315 BC, who fought fiercely and skilfully against Alexander the Great in the Battle of Vitasta; was reinstated though defeated in the battle, for his courage and soldierly qualities. 340 – c. 315 BC . Assassinated in 315 BCE by a Greek general.
King Alexander: (356 – 323 BCE) Alexander the Great, Conqueror and king of Macedonia, was born on July 20, 356 – 323 BCE in Pella, Macedonia. During his leadership, from 336 to 323 B.C., united the Greek city-states, also became the king of Persia, Babylon and Asia, and created Macedonian colonies in the region; known for his leadership and nobility. Was Aristotle’s disciple.
Arrian: a Greek historian, public servant, military commander and philosopher of the Roman period.
Zhukov: (1896 – 1974), Gen. Zhukov was a Soviet-Russian officer in the Red Army of the Soviet Union who became Chief of General Staff. He made this claim in his lecture, delivered at the Indian Military Academy at Dehradun, in 1957.
GOK: God Only Knows
“for want of a rider,… the battle was lost” : adaptation of a Nursery Rhyme
“Truest friend and noblest foe”: an echo of Tennyson’s 'Home they brought her warrior dead':
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