April 2014

The statements of the Greek historians such as Arrian and Diodorus Siculus (who were quoting from the still earlier works of Megasthenes), indicate quite clearly that the legendary hero Hercules was a "native of India", and that he was none other than Balarama, the elder brother of Krishna. Oriental scholars, such as Captain Francis Wilford and Colonel James Tod, have provided further insights in support of this association, while my own research has revealed more commonalities between these heroic personalities.