The Koh-i-noor Diamond
Roli Books Private Limited, 01/06/2013 - 216 من الصفحات
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.
ما يقوله الناس - كتابة مراجعة
لم نعثر على أي مراجعات في الأماكن المعتادة.
Afghan Afghanistan Agra Ahmad Akbar army arrived artillery assassinated Aurangzeb Babur Babur’s diamond Bairam Beg Barakzai battle battleﬁeld Bijapur British brother camp capital cavalry chief citadel court Dalip Singh Dara Shikoh death Deccan Delhi Dhian dynasty elephants Emperor empire enemy English father feared ﬁfty ﬁnally ﬁre ﬁrst ﬁve fortress Golconda governor Gwalior hand harem Hindu honour horsemen Humayun Iahan imperial India inﬂuence Ispahan Iumla Jahangir Jaswant jewels Jumla Kabul Kamran Kandahar Kashmir Khan’s Khurram kilometres king Koh—i—noor Lahore later Login magniﬁcent Maharaja Mahmud Marathas March master Meanwhile Mirza Mohammed Shah Mughal Murad Baksh Muslim Nadir Shah Nizam ofﬁcers ordered palace Persian Peshawar precious stones prince Punjab Rajputs Ranjit Singh rupees Saadat Khan sacriﬁce Safavid sent Shah Jahan Shah of Persia Shah Shuja Shah’s Shahriyar Sher Singh Sikh soldiers sovereign successor Sultan sword Tahmasp Tavernier thousand throne Timur took treasure troops turban viceroy Zaman Shah