The letter P reminded me of many brave kings and queens of India, and one particular story I remembered was that of Paurava, known as Porus to the Greek. I read of his bravery, of Porus the powerful, in an Amar Chitra Katha ages ago, and somehow his story made an impact.
When Alexander led a conquest into India in 326 BC, he was met with the forces of the king Paurava (Porus) and though Porus fought valiantly, he lost to Alexander. However, Alexander was impressed with the king’s power and his pride, and in the end restored Porus’s kingdom to him, and gained an ally instead.
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Porus the Powerful: The Peerless Protector
References and Further Reading
- Wikipedia page about Porus/Paurava
- Paurava and Alexander (Amar Chitra Katha) – read here or get a copy for yourself here
My P Books
The Places We Sleep
The Places We Sleep by Caroline Brooks DuBois (Children’s Novels-in-Verse, 8 – 12 years, and up)
Description: A family divided, a country going to war, and a girl desperate to feel at home converge in this stunning novel in verse.
My Quick Thoughts: Beautiful, powerful, and necessary. This novel set in the aftermath of 9/11 takes readers through all that the protagonist Abby faces as she and her family deal with many things (both for her personally and for her family too).
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8 thoughts on “Porus the Powerful: The Peerless Protector of Places and More”
Reading your post today I am reminded how television shows always stop the story just before the conclusion to bring us a word from their sponsors. i noticed you did that today to promote the book “The Places We Sleep”. Very clever!
That’s so cool, I didn’t know that until I read it here.
Ronel visiting for P:
My Languishing TBR: P
“With elephants charging and warriors at bay. . .” That would be an amazing battle. Thanks for sharing.
I enjoy learning about ancient history and had never heard of ‘The Peerless Protector. ‘ The quote is very powerful.
The places we sleep is a lovely book. I much enjoyed the poem about Porus too! I find these posts really entertaining. Thank you.
I absolutely loved your post on Porus – The Powerful, The Peerless Protector of Places, and More. Your writing style is engaging and informative, and you did a great job of bringing this historical figure to life. It was a pleasure to learn more about Porus and his legacy through your words.
It looks like a good read. I will have to check this out my husband loves reading such book
I had never heard of this quote or the book, but maybe they are not that well known in Belgium. The book sounds like a must read