Nāgasena ［那先比丘］ (n.d.) (, Pali; Nasen-biku): An Indian monk of the second century b.c.e. According to the Milindapanha, or The Questions of King Milinda, he was born to a Brahman family but entered the Buddhist Order and studied under Rohana. He debated on various subjects with the Greek king Menander (known as Milinda in Pali), who ruled northern India, and is said to have converted the king to Buddhism. This debate, depicted in the Milindapanha, is famous as one of the earliest recorded encounters between Hellenistic and Buddhist thought. It also is viewed as an authoritative text on Buddhist philosophy of the time. A Chinese text exists as the Monk Nāgasena Sutra, translated during the Eastern Chin dynasty (317–420). See also Milindapanha.