An English Play 'Alexander Vs Chanakya'
Historically these personalities never got face to face with each other however their region of influence and the time period are interestingly common. The story of the play inculcates other major characters of the era like Porus King of Puru, Ambhi King of Gandhar and Roxanne Princess of Bactria who eventually becomes Alexanders Queen.
The battles and other facts mentioned in the play are widely accepted historical facts. The
conversation between Alexander and Chanakya is fictitious and focuses on topics like imperialism, diplomacy, politics, democracy, culture and evolution. The presentation of the play on stage relies heavily on cultural symbolism.