Megasthenes (Μεγασθένης, ca. 350 – 290 BCE) was the first foreign Ambassador to India and recorded his ethnographic observations in a volume known as INDIKA. For his pioneering work he is regarded as the Father of Indian History.

The term “Indika” (Greek Ινδικά) was used in ancient Greece to mean various India-related things, including the historical and ethnographic accounts of Ctesias, Megasthenes, Arrian and others.

Download and read Megasthenis’ INDIKA in Latin and Greek ΗERE (the Greek text starts from page 85)

Download and read Megasthenis’ and Arrian’s INDIKA in English HERE

Download Megasthenis’ INDIKA as e-book HERE


This post is also available in: Ελληνικα (Greek)