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The Koh-i-Noor Conundrum: A Counterargument

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By Daniya Ahmed The Koh-i-Noor diamond, or mountain of light in Farsi, has become something of a multi-faceted jewel. In a tangible sense, it is an awe-inducing 105-carat gem that now permanently resides in the Tower of London. It is also a symbol of British colonial glory- or treachery, depending on where you are sitting and perhaps more importantly, where…

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THE RETURN OF KOH-I-NOOR DIAMOND. SHOULD WE DEMAND ITS RETURN?

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In March 1849, the minor Maharaja Duleep Singh was forced to sign a treaty in which he agreed to give up the throne of Punjab in favor of the queen of england. When the British entered the Lahore toshakhana they encountered treasures beyond their wildest imagination. A study of historical documents reveals the utter greed of British for the treasures…

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