The commercial intercourse between India and West Asia can be traced from antiquity. A clear picture of this trade can be presented with continuity from 6th Century B.C. This book covers the period from 6th Century BC to 3rd Century AD. Specifically, the work examines: the forces of exchange of commerce which became an important part of the study of Indian trade history; the impact of political relations on trade, in addition to exchange of goods; the elaborate arrangement of Mauryas to gain control over trade and exchange of cultural ingredients; and the exchange of goods, market places, system of transport, and communication in commercial relations during this period.
12 September 2006