On reading that I recalled that there was an ancient Greek historian or somebody who said that the Jews were Indian philosophers.<quoted text>
The theory is that in fact Jesus was in India twice. Once was during the lost years from age 12-30. Notice that just after he amazes the scholars in the temple with his wisdom at age 12, he disappears... yes he was just some poor peasant from Judaea, but given his wisdom, someone could have sponsored him to travel and speak with other wise men.
The 2nd visit is presumed to be after he was taken from the tomb by the women. It is theorized that he was drugged on the cross, that the sponge with vinegar was in fact full of herbs which mimicked death, that they managed to heal him and get him the hell out of Judaea which would have been necessary. Remember that several apostles saw him after the resurrection... I think it more likely he actually did appear to them once healed sufficiently to walk.
Of course this assumes quite a bit of healing... as he was not only crucified and poked with a spear, but also scourged first, from which many people would die even without the crucifixion afterwards.
Still there is tantalizing evidence in Kashmir... tales of a wise man from the west called Issa(Jesus' name in Arabic), a supposed impression of his footprint showing the scars of the nail holes, and so on.
Ï attempt to maintain scientific objectivity, so I view all this with interest but draw no conclusions yet.
This is a quote of Aristotle related by Clearchus of Soli by way of Josephus:
"Jews are derived from the Indian philosophers; they are named by the Indians Calami, and by the Syrians Judaei, and took their name from the country they inhabit, which is called Judea; but for the name of their city, it is a very awkward one, for they call it Jerusalem." Josephus, Contra Apionem, I, 22.