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

Author(s): Kevin Rushby

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Kevin Rushby pursues the dramatic career of the Koh-I-Noor, the most renowned diamond of India, through the relics of great kingdoms to the frozen heights of the Himalayas.

Kevin Rushby follows the trail of this great jewel on a journey that takes him to many fascinating corners of India and to the heart of Indian culture. Along the way he meets the dealers, smugglers and petty crooks who populate modern India's diamond trade, and finds that the depths of human greed and the heights of spiritual aspiration are both bound up in India' long association with diamonds.The historical characters are no less fascinating, from the bloodthirsty tyrants who built mountains for human heads, to the man-god Krishna

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  • : 9780006552154
  • : FLAMINGO
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  • : Kevin Rushby