Megasthenes - an ancient Greek historian and diplomat, author of an account of India, the Indica, in four books. He was sent by the Hellenistic king Seleucus I on embassies to the Mauryan emperor Chandragupta Maurya.
He wrote that the dress worn by the Indians was made of cotton of a brighter white colour than any cotton found elsewhere.
Section-1: Ancient Indian History Question - 55
One of the writers of the Dharmashashtra disapproved the practice of Sati declaring it as an act of suicide. Identify him from the given options: