Did ancient Indians consider china inferior?
Probably. Using the definition of ancient as the pre-classical period (before the rise of Rome and Han China), China was in constant disarray, or when united, their dynasties were either weak (compared to the Indians) or short-lived. What did the Indians have?
The Mauryan Empire, rivalling Seleucid Persia. It would not be abnormal for such a powerful empire to look down on weaker ones.
Arun K. Kaushal, former Assistant manager at Larsen & Toubro Engineering (2014-2015)
I would say NO and the reason is Ancient Indian people considered that noone is inferior to them. The common belief system was that “All life on earth is precious, and we should do no harm it”.
If you look at old times, we were in business with people in China and Arabs. If they were inferior then Indians would have ruled all of China which is not the case. Indian subcontinent was not one of those aggressive attackers which in turn may be considered as another reason to support that we never considered other people, in general, inferior to us.
Rohit Gupta, 1 in 1b
Yes, ancient Indians consider China inferior. Actually I would argue even modern Indians consider China inferior. They may look richer on the paper, but they are an aut-rian re gie while we are the largest de acy in the world, so our people’s quality of life is way better. Also, I would not consider Chinese beautiful people while Indians are perceived to be beautiful by the world just by noting how many Miss Worlds and Miss Universes India has supplied the world