Koh I Noor

Author: William Dalrymple
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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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.

Kohinoor

Author: William Dalrymple
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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- ...

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.

The Picture Magazine

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One of the liest known, and probably the most famous diamond in the world, is
the Koh-i-Noor, the property of Her Majesty the Queen. It is interesting for the
great number of historical associations connected with it. It is said to have been
worn by an Indian king three thousand years before the Christian era. From this
king the Koh-i-Noor passed through the hands of successive sovereigns of
Central India until about the fourteenth century, when it «as added to the
treasures of Delhi by ...

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
diamonds.

Diamonds

Author: Leo P. Kendall
Publisher: Barricade Books Incorporated
ISBN: 9781569802021
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"In Diamonds: Famous and Fatal, Leo Kendall gathers both well-known and obscure facts and stories about diamonds, and interweaves these tales with the general history of the diamond.

Chamber S Journal Of Popular Literature Science And Arts

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But it is not our purpose here to re-ltslall the familiar story of the African diamond
fie s. The diamond is not only the hardest ... Previous to this discovery, the most
famous of the African diamonds was, perhaps, the 'Pam' or "Jagersfontein' stone,
not so much from its size, as because the Queen had ordered it to be sent to
Osborne for her inspection with a view to purchase, when the untimely death of ...
The famous 'Koh-i-noor' stone is not nearly so valuable as the Regent. It was
valued at ...

Chambers S Journal

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But it is not our purpose here to re-tell the familiar story of the African diamond
fields. ... Previous to this discovery, the most famous of the African diamonds was,
perhaps, the 'Pam' or 'Jagersfontein' stone, not so much from its size, as because
the Queen had ordered it to be sent to Osborne for her inspection with a view to
purchase, when the untimely death ... The famous 'Koh-i-noor' stone is not nearly
so valuable as the Regent It was valued at £140,000, and now weighs 106 carats
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Quarterly Journal Of The Pakistan Historical Society

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and the most beautiful diamonds of the world. It was in the possession of a Hindu
Rajah named Viyain in 57 B.C.6 In another source it is mentioned that The Koh-i-
Noor has the longest known history of all the famous diamonds. Sultan Ala-ud-
Din is credited with having taken the jewel in the year 1304 from the Raja of
Malwa, in whose family it had been for unknown generations".6 Some interesting
and unbelievable stories are attributed to the diamond. In the New Book of
Knowledge, ...