In these moments, Alexander understands not 'India', but the consequences of his own actions in that location, not unlike King Porus
's realization of the limits of his own power in the face of Alexander's might.
According to Albert Brian Bosworth, King Porus
's territory in the Punjab was smaller than Alexander's Macedonia but the battle was exaggerated by referring to how the powerful king in India surrendered his three hundred populous cities and how Alexander showed his magnificence by treating the captured Porus in a regal style.
The battle of the Hydaspes River was fought by Alexander the Great in 326 BC against King Porus of the Hindu Paurava Kingdom on the banks of the Hydaspes River (Jhelum River) in the Punjab near Bhera (Pind Dadan Khan) in modern-day Pakistan.
The resistance put up by King Porus and his men won the respect of Alexander, who later on, returned Porus his kingdom.
and Alexandar's wife: Another rakhi tale comes from the battle between Alexander, the Greek king and Porus, the Hindu king.
Masson mistook the ruins (in Montgomery district of the Punjab of British India) for the ancient city of Sangala, the capital of King Porus
, who was defeated by the ruler of Macedonia, Alexander, when the latter invaded the Indian subcontinent in 327 Be.
Certain of these events became very well known in the centuries after Alexander's death, for example the cutting of the Gordian knot, Alexander's kindness to the family of Darius, and his generous treatment of the conquered Indian king Porus
Philostratus, the author of the Life of Apollonius, writes that the temple was decorated with copper plates showing the exploits of Alexander of Macedon and King Porus
. He notes that just outside the city walls was a temple of near 100 ft of Porphyry and in it was a shrine - small considering the size of the temple and its many columns.
When Alexander sent his envoy to ask King Porus
of Paurava Kingdom, who was a descendent of the legendry Bharata tribe of Punjab, to pay tribute, the king drove him away with a message shouted for the invader: 'we will meet in the battlefield' and they did meet in the battlefield.
You can argue that this isn't 326 BC when Alexander invaded India and through a combination of guile and might overthrew the much larger, but much more corpulent forces of the Indian king Porus
On inquiring from my father I came to know that the dam is actually named after Mangla Devi, the daughter of King Porus
. The Mangla Dam was constructed on top of settlements.