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The cotton cloth worn by Indians had a brighter white colour than any cotton found elsewhere. This view was recorded by __?

 A.

Alexander

 B.

Megasthenes

 C.

Nearchus

 D.

Pliny

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Solution:
Option(B) is correct

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.


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