King Milinda

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King Milinda was a Greco-Bactrian King (Menander I), who—more than a century before Christ—ruled over a region encompassing parts of modern India, Pakistan and Afghanistan. King Milinda is credited as a philosopher as well as a general, and is known to have had a discussion with the Buddhist monk Nagasena in which the king asked about complex or unfamiliar points from the Buddhist teachings. Their discussion is recorded in the Pali text called The Questions of King Milinda, which is the first historical evidence of dialogue between eastern and western thought.