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The Koh-i-noor Diamond
by Iradj Amini
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 ...more
Paperback, 257 pages
Published 1994 by Roli Books
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Fascinating account of one of the world's greatest diamonds and its blood-stained history through the history of Mughal India and Safavid Persia down to the turbulent 18th and 19th century India, Persia and Afghanistan and its eventual acquisition by the new emerging British Raj