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Kohinoor diamond


Kohinoor diamond was 'surrendered' by Maharaja of Lahore to British: ASI

October 16, 2018 9:50 pm

The written response from ASI is divergent from the Centre's version in the Supreme Court in April 2016, saying that the diamond was neither stolen nor "forcibly" taken by British rulers but given to East India Company by erstwhile rulers of Punjab.

Kohinoor is disputed property, its ownership debatable: UK MP

August 04, 2017 7:44 am

Talking about his meetings with Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and Punjab CM Amarinder Singh, Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi said that he has emphasised on strengthening India-UK trade ties in wake of ‘Brexit’.

Expert Opinion: Why govt is wrong to argue Kohinoor was ‘gift’ to British

May 04, 2016 12:44 am

A former Permanent Representative to UNESCO says India has always had a principled line on the Kohinoor’s return, and the matter has been in the domain of the MEA, not the Culture Ministry.

British took Kohinoor by force, but so did the Indians: William Dalrymple explains complex history of diamond

July 27, 2016 6:31 pm

By the time the Kohinoor reached the British in the mid nineteenth century, it had already passed through a number of hands, all of which were not “Indian”.

Not worth it

April 21, 2016 12:02 am

Getting back trinkets from overseas is now the job of elected government, not the courts.


From mines of Golconda to Tower of London: The story of Kohinoor

April 20, 2016 4:20 pm

History has it that the British first came into possession of the diamond in 1850 after the conquest of Punjab, then under Maharaja Ranjit Singh.