Chasing the Mountain of Light: Across India on the Trail of the Koh-i-Noor Diamond

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Palgrave Macmillan, 02‏/06‏/2001 - 272 من الصفحات

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.

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CHASING THE MOUNTAIN OF LIGHT: Across India on the Trial of the Koh-i-Noor Diamond

معاينة المستخدمين  - Kirkus

A sometimes glittering travelogue that traces the strange fortunes of a fabulous jewel. Rushby, an accomplished and adventurous English traveler in the vein of the Victorians he so clearly admires ... قراءة التقييم بأكمله

Chasing the mountain of light: across India on the trail of the Koh-i-Noor Diamond

معاينة المستخدمين  - Not Available - Book Verdict

In some circles, gems--like the Koh-i-Noor diamond--are believed to influence people for good or ill. Now in the possession of the British Crown, that legendary Indian diamond has been coveted and ... قراءة التقييم بأكمله

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Kevin Rushby is the author of Eating the Flowers of Paradise. He lives in England with his wife and children.

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