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History of Koh-I-Noor

Sen, N. B.

History of Koh-I-Noor

the brightest jewel in the British Crown.

by Sen, N. B.

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Published by New Book Society of Indoa in New Delhi .
Written in English


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Open LibraryOL14822580M

From that moment forward, the Koh-i-Noor became the most famous and mythological diamond in history, with thousands of people coming to see it at the Great Exhibition and still more thousands repeating the largely fictitious account of its passage through history. Books Advanced Search Amazon Charts Best Sellers & more Top New Releases Deals in Books School Books Textbooks Books Outlet Children's Books Calendars & Diaries of 78 results for Books: "koh-i-noor".

Koh-i-Noor: The History of the World's Most Infamous Diamond by William Dalrymple. The first comprehensive and authoritative history of the Koh-i-Noor, arguably the most celebrated and mythologised jewel in the world. On 29 March , the ten-year-old maharaja of the Punjab was ushered into the magnificent Mirrored Hall at the centre. Dec 09,  · After the Koh-i-Noor came into the hands of the Governor-General Lord Dalhousie in , he prepared to have it sent, along with an official history of the stone, to Queen Victoria.

This book is divided into two parts. The first part is written by William Dalrymple, who is an authority on 18th and 19th century India. He tells the story of the Koh-I-Noor diamond from the time Persian Nadu Shah humiliated the Mughal Emperor, sacked Delhi and . Koh-i-Noor: A Brief History of A Spectacular Diamond Thanks to the research by William Dalrymple and Anita Anand, the dastardly Hope Diamond is being given a run for its money by none other than the Koh-i-Noor, currently in possession of the British Royal Family.


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Dec 08,  · Koh-i-Noor was a fantastic book about a fascinating diamond. Well researched, but chock full of some beautiful storytelling, I was most impressed by how they managed to tackle this subject in a post-colonial world while remaining utterly neutral 4/5.

Aug 15,  · The first comprehensive and authoritative history of the Koh-i-Noor, arguably the most celebrated and mythologised jewel in the world. On 29 Marchthe ten-year-old maharaja of the Punjab was ushered into the magnificent Mirrored Hall at the centre of the great fort in Lahore/5(5).

Aug 15,  · There are many tales of mysterious large diamonds in Indian history, but the undisputed record of the Koh-i-Noor begins with the establishment of the Mughal Dynasty in the s/5(5). Jun 18,  · The origins of the Koh-i-Noor, the “mountain of light”, are unknown, beyond the reach even of this book’s two accomplished authors, but it seems.

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Right now, a generous supporter will match your donation 2. Aug 30,  · In their new book Koh-i-Noor: The History of the World’s Most Infamous Diamond, Anand and Dalrymple work their way through more than four centuries of Indian history to learn the truth about the diamond, “panning the old research” like the History of Koh-I-Noor book Lorraine Boissoneault.

History of Kohinoor Diamond. The Kohinoor is one of the oldest and most famous diamonds in the world. The history of Kohinoor diamond goes back in history to more than years ago. The current name of the diamond, Koh-i-noor is in Persian and means “Mountain of Light”.

Below you will find a timeline of this priceless diamond. Dec 09,  · “People have evidence of how the Koh-i-Noor became the great rockstar of gems in when Victorians made it a symbol of their loot in India, Location: Kasturi Building, Anna Salai,Mount Road, Chennai,Tamil Nadu.

The first comprehensive and authoritative history of the Koh-i-Noor, arguably the most celebrated and mythologised jewel in the world. On 29 Marchthe ten-year-old maharaja of the Punjab was ushered into the magnificent Mirrored Hall at the centre of the great fort in Lahore.

The first comprehensive and authoritative history of the Koh-i Noor, arguably the most celebrated and mythologised jewel in the world. On 29 Marchthe ten-year-old Maharajah of the Punjab was ushered into the magnificent Mirrored Hall at the centre of the great Fort in Lahore.

Sep 12,  · In reality, it was only really in the early nineteenth century, when the Koh-i-Noor reached Punjab and the hands of Ranjit Singh, that the diamond began to achieve its pre-eminent fame and celebrity – so much so that by the end of Ranjit's reign pious Hindus were beginning to wonder if the Koh-i-Noor was actually the legendary Syamantaka gem mentioned in the Bhagavad Puranas tales of Brand: Bloomsbury Publishing.

Sep 12,  · This highly readable and entertaining book finally sets the record straight on the history of the Koh-i-Noor.” – The Sunday Times “Dalrymple tracks its tortuous journey across the Indian subcontinent and Afghanistan to its arrival in the Punjabi treasury; Anand tells the subsequent story of British ownership.

SUMMARY HISTORY OF THE KOH-I-NOOR. This diamond, as related by Tavernier, was obtained in the mine of Kollar on the Kistna. The precise date of its discovery is mere matter of conjecture; but about the year or it was presented, while still uncut, to Shahjahan by Mir Jumla, who had previously farmed the mines at Kollur and elsewhere.

Jul 20,  · History books Koh-i-Noor by William Dalrymple and Anita Anand review – an infamous diamond and imperial bloodshed A dynamic and gory history of the celebrated gem, from emperor Shah Jahan’s peacock.

Oct 24,  · The book, which traces the complicated and sometimes shrouded history of the Koh-i-Noor Diamond, is divided into two parts. Dalrymple was responsible for the first half of the book, which follows the diamond from its earliest historical mentions through the reign of one of its most famous Indian owners, Maharaja Ranjit Singh.

Dec 01,  · William Dalrymple and Anita Anand’s book about the history of the Koh-i-Noor, which lies in the Tower of London, highlights a sordid past. Koh-i-Noor's role in the story of the #2 is, fittingly, two-fold.

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Jun 28,  · The book is in two parts. The first is written by William Dalrymple, who has made himself our leading authority on 18th and 19th century India, and it covers the turbulent history of the Koh-i.

Apr 27,  · The book has been divided into two halves, the first includes the History of Kohinoor and the second includes the (not so predicted) future of the diamond.

It includes whether the diamond should be returned to India, Pakistan, Afghanistan or Iran, Or it will rest on the crown of future Queen Camilla. Jun 11,  · A review of Koh-i-Noor: the History of the World's Most Infamous Diamond by William Dalrymple and Anita Anand.

I n the Durbar Corridor of Queen Victoria’s palace on 4/4. May 19,  · Rather, this is a book of cultural history revolving around people who have owned the diamond. That’s interesting, in its own way, but not what I was promised.

In fact, very little seems to be known about the specifics of the Koh-i-Noor until the British conquered the Indian subcontinent.A murky history. Small as it is, the Koh-i-Noor retains enormous fame and status, and is once again at the centre of international dissension as the Indian government – among others – calls for the gem’s return.

Even now, Indian officials cannot seem to make up their mind about the Koh-i-Noor’s perennially foggy history.Jan 19,  · innovationoptimiser.com - Buy Kohinoor: The Story of the World's Most Infamous Diamond book online at best prices in India on innovationoptimiser.com Read Kohinoor: The Story of the World's Most Infamous Diamond book reviews & author details and more at innovationoptimiser.com Free delivery on qualified orders/5().