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The Koh-I-Noor Diamond

Stephen Howarth

The Koh-I-Noor Diamond

The History and the Legend

by Stephen Howarth

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Published by Quartet Books .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Koh-i-noor (Diamond),
  • Crystallography,
  • Mineralogy,
  • Gems

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages160
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7775015M
    ISBN 100704322153
    ISBN 109780704322158

      The Koh-i-Noor Diamond was set into the new Crown commissioned for Queen Elizabeth in , which she wore at her Coronation and later, without the arches, in Paris in , at her daughter’s Coronation in , and for a French State Visit . Health System Efficiency PDF By:Jonathan Cylus,Irene Papanicolas,Peter C. Smith Published on by Health Policy. DOWNLOAD HERE. In this book the authors explore the state of the art on efficiency measurement in health systems and international experts offer insights into the pitfalls and potential associated with various measurement techniques.

    consulted historian/author William Dalrymple — currently working on his forthcoming non-fiction history book, koh-i-nur along with Anita Anand — to understand the complex history of the diamond. He spoke about the ambiguous position that the Kohinoor holds in India’s history, issues of national pride and historical. In his preface to the first edition of the book, Collins says that he based his eponymous "Moonstone" on the histories of two stones: the Orlov, a carat ( g) diamond in the Russian Imperial Sceptre, and the Koh-i-Noor. In the Penguin Books edition of The Moonstone, J. I. M. Stewart states that Collins used G. C. King's The.

      The Koh-i-Noor diamond is the gigantic jewel at the centre of the late Queen Mother’s crown - and it’s likely it will one day be worn by Kate. The diamond weighs carats and was gifted to. The guide’s voice was loud and clear in the semi-darkness: “That is the Koh-i-Noor — Persian for ‘mountain of light — the oldest and most famous diamond anywhere in the world. It was acquired by the British after the Second Anglo-Sikh War and the Treaty of Lahore in , and presented to Queen Victoria on July 4,


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This is a fascinating book which covers the history of the koh-i-noor diamond through years of history of the Indian subcontinent - through the days of the Maharajas to its (mis)appropriation as part of the British imperial looting of the Punjab inand its transport to England where it formed a key part of the Great Exhibition before being re cut at the orders of Albert, husband of Queen Victoria/5(46).

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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. Koh-i-noor diamond The Koh-i-noor diamond (which may have been referred to in Mesopotamian texts dating to bce) mounted in the centre of the cross pattée on the Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother's Crown.

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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. 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 Author: Lorraine Boissoneault.

Wonderstruck at the gem's size, brilliance and beauty, he exclaimed, 'Koh-i-noor'. 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. One of the most famously known diamonds believed to possess a deadly curse is the Koh-i-Noor, which is what will be discussed extensively in.

This book traces the history of one of the world's most famous diamonds - the Koh-i-noor (mountain of light). This book is very well written and keeps the reader engrossed from start to finish. You will see how the elusive diamond changes hands across India, Persia and Afghanistan/5(6).

Interestingly, the opening chapter deals with the Indian pre-history of the Koh-i-Noor, where Dalrymple talks about how Hindus began to equate the diamond. In the introduction, the narrator tells us briefly about how the Koh-i-Noor got into the hands of the East India Company and how it rests in England now.

The crisp of the book is /5(). Then the centerpiece of the exhibit, the infamous Koh-i-Noor Diamond, is stolen from the Queen Mother's crown. Drummond, American-born but raised in the UK, is a dark, dangerous, fast-rising star in the Yard who never backs down.

And this case is no exception. Koh-I-Noor, or the Mountain of Light, is the name of the infamous diamond that now sits in England under the protection of the Queen.

Where has it been before, how it got there, and what happened since, is all described in this enriching book of the 4/5. This book by Howarth also includes the story about the evil Persian eunuch Agha Mohammed Khan's failed attempt to score the Koh-i-Noor diamond, a story which Howarth pulled from Percy Molesworth Sykes' History of Persia, Vol II () so one could get the story of Agha Mohammed from Sykes4/5.

Koh-i-Noor The History of the World's Most Infamous Diamond (eBook): Dalrymple, William: "The first comprehensive and authoritative history of the Koh-i-Noor diamond, arguably the most celebrated jewel in the original eyewitness accounts and chronicles never before translated into English, Dalrymple and Anand trace the true history of the diamond and disperse the.

The Koh-i-noor diamond is famous for its extraordinary beauty and size. Koh-i-noor means “mountain of light.” The diamond was probably found in India in the s and it is likely that it became an Indian royal treasure.

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His new book, Koh-i-Noor: The History of the World’s Most Famous Diamond, co-authored with Anita Anand, was published by Bloomsbury in Advertisement This article was taken from issue 1 of BBC World Histories magazine, published in December Author: Mark Gover.

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. Up to It is believed that the diamond was first mentioned more than years ago in a Sanskrit script, where it was called the Syamantaka.

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." Koh-i-Noor: The History of the World's Most Infamous Diamond ".

Theo's version of events (Theo Metcalfe, who wrote a history in ) has since been repeated in article after article, book after book, and still sites unchallenged on Wikipedia today. A groundbreaking book entitled Koh-i-Noor: The History of the World’s Most Infamous Diamond and written by historian duo Anita Anand and William Dalrymple, suggests that a lot of what we thought we knew about the diamond’s past is actually all based around a myth, and that the true story, as shared by Smithsonian, is very different.