Milinda ［弥蘭陀］ (n.d.) (Pali; Miranda-ō): The Indian name of the Greco-Bactrian king Menander, or Menandros, who ruled the region that is the present-day Afghanistan and northern India in the latter half of the second century b.c.e. Milinda had a series of discussions with the Buddhist monk Nāgasena concerning Buddhist doctrines, and these were compiled into a Pali work titled Milindapanha, or The Questions of King Milinda. Their dialogue is famous as both a text of Buddhist philosophy and an example of an early encounter between Buddhism and Hellenistic thought and culture. According to the Milindapanha, Milinda eventually became a Buddhist. See also Milindapanha.