Koh I Noor

Author: William Dalrymple
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1408888858
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It ends with the jewel in its current controversial setting: in the crown of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother. Masterly, powerful and erudite, this is history at its most compelling and invigorating.


Author: William Dalrymple
ISBN: 9789386228086
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Now, using previously untranslated Sanskrit, Persian and Urdu sources, and the discoveries of modern gemmologists to reconstruct its original form, William Dalrymple and Anita Ananad blow away the legends to reveal its true history- ...

Ayta I

Author: Wilkie Collins
ISBN: 9789756316047
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A detective mystery of the theft of an enormous diamond originally stolen from an Indian shrine, this riveting novel features the innovative Sergeant Cuff, the hilarious house steward Gabriel Betteridge, a lovesick housemaid, and a ...

From Lederhosen To Jeans

Author: Armin K. Wendt
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1465326626
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Allow me to start with a bit of history regarding the Koh-I-Noor, which means “
Mountain of Light.” It is a diamond weighing over one hundred five metric carats.
The stone is set in the Maltese Cross at the front of a crown made for Queen
elizabeth, the Queen Mother. It has been said that whoever owns the Koh-I-Noor
rules the world, which is probably suitable for this most famous of all diamonds.
Its existence supposedly goes back before Christ, but it may have first appeared
in India in ...

Romance Of The Golconda Diamonds

Author: Omar Khalidi
Publisher: Mapin
ISBN: 9781890206109
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The text is laced throughout with juicy anecdotes amply supplemented with humorous couplets and doggerels relating to the subject in order to make the book absorbing reading.

Pakistan Studies

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Though some sources do record the pre- Mughal history of the diamond, these
are insufficient for a researcher to write a comprehensive history of the diamond.
According to a Persian Dictionary named "Lughat Nama Dehkhuda" it was one of
the greatest and the most beautiful diamonds of the world. lt was in the
possession of a Hindu Raja named Viyain in 57 B.C. 5 ln another source it is
mentioned that "the Koh-i-Noor has the longest known history of all famous