The Pakistanis claims rests on the fact that Koh-i-Noor
was taken away to London from Lahore, a city now in Pakistan.
In February of last year British Prime Minister David Cameron said on a visit to India that it would be illogical to return the Koh-i-Noor
is not the biggest diamond in the world.
The Moslem invasions of India led to the first dated references to a diamond that could have been the Koh-i-Noor
brings with him that famous diamond of the East called, in the fondness of Asiatic hyperbole, the Koh-i-noor
, or Mountain of Light, which, after symbolizing the revolutions of ten generations by its passage from one conqueror to another, comes now, in the third centenary of its discovery, as the forfeit of Oriental faithlessness and the prize of Saxon valour, to the distant shores of England.
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diamond is currently part of Britain's crown jewels, but those lobbying for its return say it was unjustly stolen from India in the late 19th century.
During its dark days of colonisation by the British, India's renowned wealth was pillaged by the East India Company, including the famed Koh-i-Noor
diamond, that is now part of the British crown jewels.
Which stone in the Crown Jewels was acquired after the annexation of the Quiz of the Day ANSWERS: 1 From October 1 to February 1; 2 It was the first FA Cup final; 3 Checkpoint Charlie; 4 1780; 5 Macau; 6 Loud, and then immediately soft; 7 Fahrenheit 451; 8 The Koh-i-noor
diamond; 9 Leonardo da Vinci; 10 Ghost.
An antique reproduction of the British imperial state crown, complete with a replica of the famous Koh-i-Noor
diamond would also be sold at the auction.
A 50-kg bag of Brazilian sugar cost 2030afs, a similar amount of Pakistani rice sold for 2300afs and the rate of a 5-kg Koh-i-Noor
ghee cane worked out at 335afs.
He was only joking, of course, but it was actually a valid point when you consider (a) I've visited the Koh-I-Noor
countless times and (b) it must be about the only curry house in Glasgow that I haven't put in the paper.