Friday, Dec 09, 2022

Kohinoor diamond


MEA refers to govt's statement in Parliament on bringing back Kohinoor from UK

October 15, 2022 9:31 am

Following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, a significant number of Twitter users in India demanded the return of the Kohinoor to India.

Queen Consort Camilla, and the Kohinoor in her crown

September 21, 2022 1:02 pm

According to reports, King Charles III's wife Camilla will wear the crown with the Kohinoor diamond as the new Queen Consort.

What John Oliver, Raveena Tandon and other assorted nationalists don't get about the Kohinoor

September 15, 2022 8:26 pm

Aakash Joshi writes: Asking for return of the Kohinoor is a bit like promising lakhs in bank accounts from black money stashed abroad. A good slogan, but no one takes it seriously

Kohinoor: A brief history of the precious diamond which is now a British crown jewel

September 15, 2022 12:13 pm

While Queen Victoria wore it as a brooch, Kohinoor soon became a part of crown jewels - first in the crown of Queen Alexandra and then in the crown of Queen Mary

Sunil Gavaskar asks about Koh-i-Noor during IPL match; know all about this contested diamond

April 11, 2022 8:37 pm

Since the diamond was the object of desire for many kings, emperors and invaders, it earned an ill reputation. This is why male members of the British royal family never wear it

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

September 11, 2022 3:19 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.