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Porus put up stiff resistance but did not defeat Alexander. You do not become governor/client King of a Satrapy by defeating the conqueror of the world. Makes no sense.
If he did not get defeated why his army mutinied?
If he he didnt get defeated why he couldnt allocate a local governor?
If he didnt get defeated why he he couldnt assign a tax collector which he was doing for every region he conquered?
If he wasnt defeated why was the claim of victory written down 300 years after the actual event.
If he did not get defeated why didnt he go further east but rather turned south?

At best Alexander landed a stalemate in the Battle of Hydaspes ending with a truce or at worst defeated decisively .
 
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If he did not get defeated why his army mutinied?
If he he didnt get defeated why he couldnt allocate a local governor?
If he didnt get defeated why he he couldnt assign a tax collector which he was doing for every region he conquered?
If he wasnt defeated why was the claim of victory written down 300 years after the actual event.
If he did not get defeated why didnt he go further east but rather turned south?

At best Alexander landed a stalemate in the Battle of Hydaspes or at worst defeated decisively and ended with truce.
one answer to all those questions: his men had had enough and wanted to go back.
 

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If he did not get defeated why his army mutinied?
If he he didnt get defeated why he couldnt allocate a local governor?
If he didnt get defeated why he he couldnt assign a tax collector which he was doing for every region he conquered?
If he wasnt defeated why was the claim of victory written down 300 years after the actual event.
If he did not get defeated why didnt he go further east but rather turned south?

At best Alexander landed a stalemate in the Battle of Hydaspes ending with a truce or at worst defeated decisively .
They mutinied because after defeating Porus Alexander wanted to venture deeper into India, his armies did not. The weather did not suit the Greeks. They had had enough. Porus's resistance may have been the last straw that over fatigued Alexander's armies.
 

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They mutinied because after defeating Porus Alexander wanted to venture deeper into India, his armies did not. The weather did not suit the Greeks. They had had enough. Porus's resistance may have been the last straw that over fatigued Alexander's armies.
If they really had enough they should have went back to their stronghold in Bactria or taxila to his ally ambh..but he did not instead he ran off south where around multan and took more damage..so that goes against your explanation.
 

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If he did not get defeated why his army mutinied?
If he he didnt get defeated why he couldnt allocate a local governor?
If he didnt get defeated why he he couldnt assign a tax collector which he was doing for every region he conquered?
If he wasnt defeated why was the claim of victory written down 300 years after the actual event.
If he did not get defeated why didnt he go further east but rather turned south?

At best Alexander landed a stalemate in the Battle of Hydaspes ending with a truce or at worst defeated decisively .


This is why

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your sharing something we already know, a version..it a version from one side.its the defacto version in absence of a fact checking which is obviously not possible until we get more discoveries in this regard...It has happened multiple times in past infact they they themselves raise question over authenticity of the sources especially since the grand bibliotheique of Alexandria was burnt to ground in great fire that had all the original works and the stories you posted are based on reconsideration 300 years later that can obviously be politically motivated to uphold the greek glory. Plutarch or Arrian may have intentions to create parallels to leaders of that time . Others may have showed off their writing skill and tell an entertaining story, like Curtius Rufus. Regardless ..it doesnt answer several questions i raised didnt get answered in your post...

If they had enough and mutinied why did they go further south?
So they defeated an army 10 times their size but they got scared of monsoon rains??
How can you lose so many soldiers to a war and then not collect the land/booty as satrapy..what was then the purpose of that war in first place....Porus could have been made an ally with no war in first place...

Its also possible that Alexander told fabricated tales about his last encounter to win praise, a single defeat would have landed him in the class he never set out for in first place.
 
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Punjabis, the best race in the Subcontinent region, The most rich, most successful, hardworking, fighter class, united and most modern intelligent ethnic people in the whole Central-South Asian region.
 

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