According to Surjit Mansingh: “India’s trade with Europe, both by land and sea, was a constant fact of history from ancient times”
(source: India: A Country Study 1985).
Of the producer of loom, silk was more largely imported from India into ancient Rome than either in Egypt or in Greece. “It so allured the Roman ladies, ” says a writer, that it sold its weight in gold.”(source: Encyclopedia Britannica Vol. XI p. 459). For more information refer to chapter on India and Egypt).