Ambhi Kumar Analysis

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IMPORTANT POINTS/EVENTS: 1. Ambhi Ambhi kumar of Gandhar was a very rude, greedy and stubborn king. Ambhi was the son of king Gandharaj. He was also thrown out of Takshashila University because of his behaviour towards teachers or his gurus and also his fellow students. Ambhi always wanted to be a mighty king since he got knowledge about kingdoms and the power that came with kingship and was ready to take up any means for the sole purpose of fulfilling his dreams and wants. 2. King Porus/Puru King Porus was king of Purava/Kaikay kingdom, Punjab now in Pakistan. His kingdom was located between river Jhelum and river Chenab. King Porus is believed to have been belonging from Puru tribe hence, his name Puru. He was a just and brave king, was…show more content…
Porus challenging Alexander for a war. After enjoying Ambhi’s hospitality, Alexander sent a word out to the neighbouring kings to meet him and pay him a tribute. While few did go, one king stayed away: Porus, who was not going to follow Ambhi’s footsteps. When Alexander’s envoy met Porus and asked him to meet Emperor Alexander the Great and pay him a tribute; Porus replied,” I will definitely come to meet Emperor Alexander, but with an army in the Battlefield.” 6. Battle of Hydaspes. The Battle of the Hydaspes River was fought by Alexander the Great, in 326 BC against King Porus on the banks of the Hydaspes River(Jhelum River). Alexander's decision to cross the monsoon-swollen river despite close Indian surveillance, in order to catch Porus' army in the flank, has been referred as one of his "masterpieces". Although victorious, it was also the most costly battle fought by the Macedonians. When Porus reached the point where Alexander's army was arrayed, he deployed his forces and commenced the attack. The Indians were poised with cavalry on both flanks, their center comprising infantry with elephants towering among or before them in equal intervals. The elephants caused much harm to the Macedonian phalanx, but were eventually
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