Koh-i-Noor

The History of the World's Most Infamous Diamond
Author: William Dalrymple,Anita Anand
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1408888858
Category: History
Page: 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.

Koh-i-noor; or, The Great exhibition and its opening


Author: Francis Higginson (lt.)
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
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The Koh-i-noor Diamond


Author: Iradj Amini
Publisher: Roli Books Private Limited
ISBN: 9351940357
Category: History
Page: 216
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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.

The Koh-I-Noor Diamond

The History and the Legend
Author: Stephen Howarth
Publisher: Quartet Books Limited
ISBN: N.A
Category: Art
Page: 160
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Koh-i-noor


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: India
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Koh-i-Noor

A Story of India
Author: Akash Patel
Publisher: Booktango
ISBN: 1468951211
Category: Fiction
Page: 1
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The Koh-i-Noor Diamond, India's most storied gemstone, seen through the eyes of four historical owners who lived its curse, and an anthropologist who will use it for redemption.

History of Koh-i-Noor, Darya-i-Noor, and Taimur's Ruby


Author: N.A
Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Distri
ISBN: N.A
Category: Crown jewels
Page: 180
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Glorious History of Koh-i-noor, the Brightest Jewel in the British Crown


Author: N. B. Sen
Publisher: New Delhi : New Book Society of India
ISBN: N.A
Category: Koh-i-noor (Diamond)
Page: 127
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Maharaja and the Koh-i-Noor


Author: Avtar Singh Gill
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Koh-i-noor (Diamond)
Page: 108
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Life of Ranjit Singh, Maharaja of the Punjab, 1780-1839, and history of the Koh-i Nor diamond.

History of Koh-i-noor

The Brightest Jewel in the British Crown
Author: N. B. Sen
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Crown jewels
Page: 159
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Flashman und der Berg des Lichts

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Author: George MacDonald Fraser
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783890648149
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Kohinoor

The Story of the WorldÕs Most Infamous Diamond
Author: William Dalrymple,Anita Anand
Publisher: Juggernaut Books
ISBN: 9386228084
Category: Crown jewels
Page: 239
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This riveting tale of the Kohinoor, the worldÕs most coveted gem, unearths fascinating new information as it moves from the Mughal court to Persia to Afghanistan; from Maharaja Ranjit Singh's durbar in Punjab to the Queen of England's Crown. A thrilling tale, full of violence, drama and intrigue.

Named Diamonds

Koh-I-Noor, Hope Diamond, Nassak Diamond, List of Diamonds, Brown Diamonds, Spoonmaker's Diamond, Wittelsbach-Graff Diamond, Cullinan
Author: Source Wikipedia
Publisher: University-Press.org
ISBN: 9781230537368
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 48. Chapters: Koh-i-Noor, Hope Diamond, Nassak Diamond, List of diamonds, Brown diamonds, Spoonmaker's Diamond, Wittelsbach-Graff Diamond, Cullinan Diamond, Star of the South, Orlov, Napoleon Diamond Necklace, Briolette of India, Centenary Diamond, Sancy, Regent Diamond, Darya-ye Noor, Eureka Diamond, Uncle Sam, Florentine Diamond, Golden Jubilee Diamond, Moon of Baroda, Graff Pink, Deepdene, List of largest rough diamonds, Jacob Diamond, Aurora Butterfly of Peace, Pumpkin Diamond, Jones Diamond, Star of South Africa, Taylor-Burton Diamond, Heart of Eternity Diamond, Allnatt Diamond, Premier Rose Diamond, Paragon, Tiffany Yellow Diamond, Tavernier Blue, Star of Sierra Leone, Millennium Star, Steinmetz Pink Diamond, Golden Eye Diamond, Aurora Pyramid of Hope, Great Chrysanthemum Diamond, Shah Diamond, Moussaieff Red Diamond, Portuguese Diamond, Eagle Diamond, Noor-ol-Ain Diamond, Lesotho Promise, Dresden Green Diamond, Excelsior Diamond, Krupp Diamond, Ocean Dream Diamond, Strawn-Wagner Diamond, Spirit of de Grisogono Diamond, Star of Murfreesboro, Nizam Diamond, La luz de dia, Ashberg Diamond, Amsterdam Diamond, Unnamed 10-carat Fancy Intense Yellow-Green Diamond, Amarillo Starlight, Korloff Noir, Oppenheimer Diamond, Vargas diamond. Excerpt: The Hope Diamond, also known as "Le bleu de France" or "Le Bijou du Roi," is a large, 45.52 carats (9.10 g), deep-blue diamond, housed in the Smithsonian Natural History Museum in Washington, D.C. It is blue to the naked eye because of trace amounts of boron within its crystal structure, but it exhibits red phosphorescence after exposure to ultraviolet light. It is classified as a Type IIb diamond, and is famous for supposedly being cursed, and it has a long recorded history with few gaps in which it changed hands numerous times on its way from India to France to England and to the United...

The Kohinoor Conspiracy


Author: Hiren Kamat
Publisher: Notion Press
ISBN: 1947752804
Category: Fiction
Page: 274
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The dwindling coffers of the Royal Palace in the UK sends the palace officials into a strategic firefighting mode. The only feasible way to replenish the funds is to auction the Kohinoor diamond in the royal crown. When India gets wind of this, it is keen to retrieve what it believes rightfully belongs to it. Thus, begins a secret mission to get back the diamond from its ‘buyer’ without the Royal Palace’s knowledge. Karan Thakur, a member of India’s foreign intelligence agency R&AW, is roped into action to ‘steal’ it from wherever it is. Can he and his team succeed in pulling off one of the biggest heists of all time?

The Evolution of Dress Fastening Devices from the Bone Pin to the Koh-i-noor


Author: Hebert Manchester,Waldes & Co., Inc
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Clothing and dress
Page: 22
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From Lederhosen to Jeans

A Sweet and Sour Kraut's Journey to America
Author: Armin K. Wendt
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1465326626
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 401
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Armin's exodus from the tyranny and destruction of war-tom Germany to the liberating shores of America is a quintessential story of the 20th century. He regales the reader with riveting recounts of living through the Allied fire bombings that defeated fascist Germany and the dramatic fight for survival in post-apocalyptic Europe. This is an enthralling, entertaining read about an immigrant's first impressions of America, told with a self-effacing and deprecating sense of humor. I heartily recommend the jaunty travails extolled in: From Lederhosen to Jeans: A Sweet and Sour Kraut's Journey to America. John Large, Ph.D. Asst. Professor, University of South Florida From his childhood in war-ravaged Hamburg to success in America, Armin Wendt takes us along on many journeys - including eluding Russian guards behind the Iron Curtain and encountering banditos in Central-America. Anything but the stereotypical "staid German," Wendt describes his adventures lovingly and compassionately, often in a humorous way. Anecdotes abound throughout, making this book a delightful read. Gene Cropsey, Award-Winning Author

Koh-i-noor


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Sikh Empire

Koh-I-Noor, Ranjit Singh, Banda Singh Bahadur, Misl, Nawab Kapur Singh, Baba Deep Singh, Bamba Sutherland, Victor Duleep Singh, Khushal S
Author: Source Wikipedia
Publisher: University-Press.org
ISBN: 9781230618357
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Page: 34
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 33. Chapters: Koh-i-Noor, Ranjit Singh, Banda Singh Bahadur, Misl, Nawab Kapur Singh, Baba Deep Singh, Bamba Sutherland, Victor Duleep Singh, Khushal Singh, Pashaura Singh, Jind Kaur, Frederick Duleep Singh, Samadhi of Ranjit Singh, S. Budh Singh Virk, Dewan Mokham Chand, Sher Singh Attariwalla, Maharaja Ranjit Singh's throne, Chhajja Singh Dhillon, Jhanda Singh Dhillon, Bhuma Singh Dhillon, Misr Diwan Chand, Chattar Singh Attariwalla. Excerpt: Maharaja Ranjit Singh Ji (Punjabi: ) (13 November 1780 - 20 June 1839) was the first Maharaja of the Sikh Empire. Maharaja Ranjit Singh's family genealogyRanjit Singh belonged to a Sikh clan of Northern India. He was born in Gujranwala, now in modern-day Pakistan, according to some historians, into a Jatt Sikh family and some that he was born into a Sansi Sikh family who were Sukerchakia misldars. As a child he suffered from smallpox which resulted in the loss of one eye. At the time, much of Punjab was ruled by the Sikhs under a Confederate Sarbat Khalsa system, who had divided the territory among factions known as misls. Ranjit Singh's father Maha Singh was the Commander of the Sukerchakia misl and controlled a territory in the west Punjab based around his headquarters at Gujranwala. After his father's death he was raised under the protection of Sada Kaur of the Kanheya Misl. Ranjit Singh succeeded his father at the age of 18. After several campaigns, he conquered the other misls and created the Sikh Empire. Ranjit Singh's EmpireRanjit Singh was crowned on 12 April 1801 (to coincide with Baisakhi). Sahib Singh Bedi, a descendant of Guru Nanak Dev, conducted the coronation. Gujranwala served as his capital from 1799. In 1802 he shifted his capital to Lahore. Ranjit Singh rose to power in a very short period, from a leader of a...

Helena; De dief van den Koh-I-Noor


Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
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