International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Informative Article | History | India | Volume 12 Issue 1, January 2023

Continental Journey of a Cursed Diamond- The KOH-I-NOOR

Faiza Mustafa

Abstract: The article revolves around the story of the infamous or so called cursed diamond Koh-i-Noor. How the diamond once again came into limelight recently and how the myth regarding the diamond came inti existence. From its origin to its final resting place in the London Tower in Britain, during this continental journey diamond went into the possession of numerous Dynasties and kingdoms. Moreover the stardom of diamond was same as it is today, every powerful empire of the time rests claims on diamond. As it went in the hands of different empire, it's curse further penetrate into the minds of people. Despite of Britain's stand that the question of Koh-i-Noor is non-negotiable, many countries claim the legal possession of the diamond which by their name obviously didn't exists at that time.

Keywords: Koh-i-noor, Babur, Ahmad Shah Durrani, William Dalrymple, Anita Anand, Cursed diamond, Faiz Ahmed Faiza, Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 1, January 2023,

Pages: 178 - 180

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