- Nov 2008
What little we know about the treaty between Seleucus and Chandragupta is mention of three clauses, although there may well have been others. One of the clauses concerns Seleucus relinquished sovereignty of some provinces: the Indus valley, the Paropamisadai, and Arachosia. There was also a clause concerning Chandragupta`s delivery to Seleucus of 500 war elephants; and the other clause governed intermarriage. There is actually no evidence, as some have suggested, that one of the two rulers handed over a daughter as a wife for the other. The clause governing intermarriage may well have concerned marriage between the subjects of the two rulers.Was that woman Selucus' daughter? Mentioned earlier also, Selucus was not at all Interested in Indian territories. He perhaps had his eyes on Greece.
Reference: The Rise of the Seleukid Empire by John Grainger