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


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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.

Book News Annotation:

An accounting of the author's journeys around India exploring the diamond trade. Although the title suggests that the book focuses on one particular diamond, the author relates the tumultuous history of that diamond and the diamond trade in general to his impressions of the India that he encountered.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)


Includes bibliographical references (p. 263-265) and index.

About the Author

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

Table of Contents

Maps * Prologue * Chasing the Mountain of Light * Chronology

Maps * Prologue * Chasing the Mountain of Light * Chronology

Product Details

Across India on the Trail of the Koh-i-Noor Diamond
Rushby, Kevin
Palgrave Macmillan Trade
New York :
Description and travel
Essays & Travelogues
Asia - India
Asia - India & South Asia
Europe - Great Britain
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
no. 1528-1997
Publication Date:
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9 x 6 x 0.622 in 0.67 lb

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