Saturday, December 5, 2015

137. Meg : At the time of Alexander, from the records of Megesthenese and Arrien


कंनिघम महोदय ने यह स्पष्ट किया कि आज के मेग/ मेघ अलेक्सन्दर के समय उनकी भाषा में megallae नाम से वर्णित किये गए थे। प्राकृत/पालि में ग/घ के लिये ह अक्षर प्रयुक्त होता है व ग व घ भी ।
उस समय यह जाति कहाँ व किस स्थिति में थी! देखें:

The hill-tribes between the Indus and the Iomanes are the C e s i ; the Cetriboni, who live in the woods; then the Megallae, whose king is master of five hundred elephants and an army of horse and foot of unknown strength ; the C h r y s e i, the Parasangse, and the A s a n g se,|| where tigers abound, noted for their ferocity. The force under arms consists of 30,000 foot, 300 elephants, and 800 horse. These are shut in by the Indus, and are surrounded by a circle of mountains and deserts.....

केसी cesi,लोगों को काठी,  cetriboni को खत्रि, आदि के रूप में पहचाना गया है। यह कहा गया है कि मेघ राजा के पास 500 हाथी थे, सेना में घुड्सवॉर थे और बहुत से पैदल थे।... page 142

Reference
ANCIENT INDIA AS DESCRIBED BY MEGASTHENES AND ARRIAN ; BEING A TRANSLATION OF THE FRAGMENTS OF THE INDIKA OF MECASTHENES COLLECTED BY DR. SCHWANBECK, AND OF THE FIRST PART OF THE INDIKA OF ARRIAN, BY J. W. McCRINDLE, M.A-, **• PRINCIPAL OF THE GOVERNMENT COLLEGE, PATNA, MEMBER OP THE GENERAL COUNCIL OF THE; }TN IVETCSITT OP EDINBURGH, FELLOW OF THE UNIVERSITY OP CALCUTTA. WITH INTRODUCTION, NOTES, AND MAP OF ANCIENT INDIA. Reprinted (with, additions) from the "Indian Antiquary," 1870-77. <f a 1 1 a t tji : $ o m bag: THACKEK, SftNK & Co. THACKEK & Co. London  : TEUBNER & Co. 1877. Page 142

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