Koh I Noor

Author by : William Dalrymple
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Description : 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.


Maharaja And The Koh I Noor

Author by : Avtar Singh Gill
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Description : Life of Ranjit Singh, Maharaja of the Punjab, 1780-1839, and history of the Koh-i Nor diamond.


History Of Koh I Noor

Author by : N. B. Sen
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The Koh I Noor Diamond

Author by : Iradj Amini
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Publisher by : Roli Books Private Limited
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Description : 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.


Chasing The Mountain Of Light

Author by : Kevin Rushby
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Publisher by : St. Martin's Griffin
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Description : 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.


Koh I Noor

Author by : Akash Patel
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Description : 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.


Kohinoor

Author by : William Dalrymple
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Publisher by : Juggernaut Books
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Description : 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.


Machine Design

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The Kohinoor Conspiracy

Author by : Hiren Kamat
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Description : 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?


Design News

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Brands And Their Companies

Author by : Christine A Kesler
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Brands And Their Companies

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Sikh Empire

Author by : Source Wikipedia
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Description : 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...


The American Stationer

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Trade Names Dictionary

Author by : Donna J. Wood
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Kohinoor The Journey Of A Woman

Author by : Harmeet Kaur
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Description : Writing has always been on my mind for years. I had to give a vent to all the ideas and concepts that were occupying my mind. Every single woman is the most magnificent creation of God like the Kohinoor. I want all women to come out with flying colours in whichever field they work. They have always been the sufferers so let men comprehend women


Jewelry And The Precious Stones

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The Bystander

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Kohinoor In The Crown

Author by : K. V. Suryanarayana Murti
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Story Of The Kohinoor Diamond

Author by : Leo Fredricks
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Indo Iranica

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Progressive Architecture

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Lahore The Punjab

Author by : Zulfiqar Ahmad
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Business Kohinoor Ratan Tata

Author by : B.C. Pandey
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Publisher by : Prabhat Prakashan
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Description : Gone are the days when India was seen as a country of snake charmers. The second most Progressive economy of the world, India is also home of world class Industrialist like Ratan Tata. Today Ratan Tata is one of the world's top-most industrialists who took some far- reaching decisions in the fast changing Indian economic scenario. Tata is a household name in India. From salt to heavy military trucks are the products of Tata. You name one and Tata must be there. Ratan Tata has all what a man desire in his life Name, Fame and Riches. He is Chairman of the India's most prestigious industrial house. The voyage of jamsetji to Ratan Tata has been presented in a reader's friendly was This book is a sincere attempt to help you know more about Ratan Tam.


Our Fascinating Earth

Author by : Philip Seff
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Publisher by : McGraw-Hill/Contemporary
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Description : Gathers brief anecdotes about unusual animals, plants, natural events, weather phenomena, and cultures