Any Indian kingdom that could have been a colonising invading power

Nov 2013
2
India
Ancient I ndian Emperor Sanjit conquered Arabia by defeating Arabs and constructed the Shiva Temple there, after that Arya Vikramaditya(Chandragupta 2nd) defeated the arabs and reconstructed the Shiva temple, he also invaded upto oxus and even china and conqured lands there, evedence is there that this great king invaded upto russia and spread vedic culture there, Prince Kalbhoj or Bappa rawal marched upto persia and also defeated the local ruler of gazani, king Lalitaditya muktapida captured afganishthan, bukhara upto turky and russia, both Mutapida and Prince Kalbhoj conqured muslim lands in muslim period of Caliphate. Emperor Ashoka as viceroy of Afganishthan used to march with his victorious army every year at Antolia, kudishthan and used to plunder those countries and countrymen, Ashoka butchered thousands of huns and kurdish people. Muslim sultans of entire Mawara AL nahar were defeated by lalitaditya muktapid of karkota dynsty. Hindus recaptured afganishthan under leadership of maharaja Ranjit Singh. Rajendra chola also invaded foreign lands. Great Empire Devpala of pala dynsty extended his empire upto the border of abbasid Caliphate. So we as Indians should be proud about these kings. Rahul(kolkata)
 
Nov 2013
2
India
when did MAuryans conquer foreign lands ?
They just reoccupied the Indian territories that were invaded by Alexander ! :)

Maurayns never went beyond the subcontinent , I reckon
Everybody please read my answer which is in page twelve, Indian hindu kings from ancient days are very capable in capturing foreign lands, please see my answer at page twelve.
 

Bart Dale

Ad Honorem
Dec 2009
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Very valid point and austronesians has fewer means than ancient Indians
The lands the Austronesians colonized were largely empty of people when they settled them. While people from India could have settled Madagascar earlier, didn't many Hindus supposedly fear a loss of caste when going overseas? Obviously not all, but supposedly some did. That would have discouraged some overseas colonization by Indians.

And it seems to me that Indian ship building may not have been up to the task. Marco Polo had a low opinion of Indian ships:

Their ships are wretched affairs, and many of them get lost; for they have no iron fastenings, and are only stitched together with twine made from the husk of the Indian nut. The Travels of Marco Polo/Book 1/Chapter 19 - Wikisource, the free online library
 

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