Koh I Noor

Koh i Noor PDF
Author: William Dalrymple
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1408888858
Size: 35.86 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 352
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The first comprehensive and authoritative history of the Koh-i-Noor, arguably the most celebrated and mythologised jewel in the world. On 29 March 1849, the ten-year-old maharaja of the Punjab was ushered into the magnificent Mirrored Hall at the centre of the great fort in Lahore. There, in a public ceremony, the frightened but dignified child handed over great swathes of the richest country in India in a formal Act of Submission to a private corporation, the East India Company. He was also compelled to hand over to the British monarch, Queen Victoria, perhaps the single most valuable object on the subcontinent: the celebrated Koh-i Noor diamond. The Mountain of Light. The history of the Koh-i-Noor that was then commissioned by the British may have been one woven together from gossip of Delhi bazaars, but it was to become the accepted version. Only now is it finally challenged, freeing the diamond from the fog of mythology that has clung to it for so long. The resulting history is one of greed, murder, torture, colonialism and appropriation told through an impressive slice of south and central Asian history. 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.

History Of Koh I Noor

History of Koh i noor PDF
Author: N. B. Sen
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 36.15 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Crown jewels
Languages : en
Pages : 159
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Maharaja And The Koh I Noor

Maharaja and the Koh i Noor PDF
Author: Avtar Singh Gill
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 53.39 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Koh-i-noor (Diamond)
Languages : en
Pages : 108
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Life of Ranjit Singh, Maharaja of the Punjab, 1780-1839, and history of the Koh-i Nor diamond.

Chasing The Mountain Of Light

Chasing the Mountain of Light PDF
Author: Kevin Rushby
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 1250098777
Size: 50.80 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Travel
Languages : en
Pages : 272
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The Koh-i-Noor diamond known as the Mountain of Light, the world's largest diamond, was found in India, traveled from Golconda to the Mughal palaces in the north. Fought over, cursed at and occasionally lost, it finally reached the Sikhs in the Punjab, only to be seized by British agents eager to please young Queen Victoria. It now lies in the Tower of London where some say its curse controls the fate of the Windsor family. In Chasing the Mountain of Light, Kevin Rushby pursues the dramatic career of the Koh-i-Noor on a journey to the heart of Indian culture meeting dealers, smugglers, and petty crooks along the way. It's another adventure from Rushby whom the Washington Post recently compared to William S. Burroughs and Arthur Rimbaud.

The Koh I Noor Diamond

The Koh i noor Diamond PDF
Author: Iradj Amini
Publisher: Roli Books Private Limited
ISBN: 9351940357
Size: 70.69 MB
Format: PDF
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 212
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A courtesan had told Nadir Shah that the priceless diamond hidden in Mohammed Shah's turban. Citing an ancient tradition, the victor demanded an exchange of headgear. At last the diamond was his. Or was it? Hastily he undud the folds... Wonderstruck at the gem's size, brilliance and beauty, he exclaimed, 'Koh-i-noor'! 1739: the gem now had a name. One fabulous diamond whose value could feed the entire world for two-and-a-half days. Four race: Indian, Afghan, Persian and English, whose destinies were inextrcably involved with this gem. A Persian oilman's son who went on to virtually rule Golconda and its vast diamond mines. A Mughal prince, hated by history, who was sinned against as much as sinning. Only an Indian or Persian couild tell this great story with all its nuances.