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GEDROSIA (/dʒᵻˈdroʊʒə/ ; Greek : Γεδρωσία) is the Hellenized name of the part of coastal Baluchistan
Baluchistan
that roughly corresponds to today's Makran
Makran
. The area which is named Gedrosia, in books about Alexander the Great
Alexander the Great
and his successors , runs from the Indus River
Indus River
to the southern edge of the Strait of Hormuz
Strait of Hormuz
. It is directly to the south of the countries of Bactria
Bactria
, Arachosia
Arachosia
and Drangiana , to the east of the country of Carmania and due west of the Indus River
Indus River
which formed a natural boundary between it and Western India. The native name of Gedrosia
Gedrosia
might have been Gwadar
Gwadar
as there are two towns by that name and a bay ( Gwadar
Gwadar
Bay ) in central Makran.

The Gedrosians are known to have successfully prevented the Indian Mauryans from capturing the western-most parts of their state.

CONTENTS

* 1 History * 2 See also

* 3 References

* 3.1 Bibliography

HISTORY

Following his army's refusal to continue marching east at the Hyphasis River in 326 BCE, Alexander the Great
Alexander the Great
crossed the area after sailing south to the coast of the