Maharaja Duleep Singh demanded Kohinoor back from Queen Victoria -1889

When Maharaja Duleep Singh demanded Kohinoor back from Queen Victoria -1889 by Inderjeet Singh Nottingham UK The government of India recently told the Supreme Court that Kohinoor diamond was neither “forcibly taken” nor “stolen” by British rulers but given to the East India Company by the rulers of Punjab. It seems to imply that, it […]

Records Prove Kohinoor Wasn’t Gifted to the British

Well I’ve heard of a news cycle, but seriously! The Kohinoor story seems to be astride some kind of Ducati superbike. On Tuesday afternoon I was called into a BBC television studio to discuss the Indian government’s decision not to seek the return of the diamond. The reasoning given for this, as reported by the […]

Sikhs Respond to Indian Solicitor on the Kohi-i-Noor Diamond

“The Indian Solicitor General hasn’t a clue of Sikh history and no remit to rule on Anglo-Sikh Treaties and the Kohi-i-Noor diamond.” Bhai Amrik Singh, the Chair of the Sikh Federation (UK) British media would be advised to seek advice of British Sikh scholars and activists rather than rely on incorrect information supplied by Indian […]

New Video Game Lets You Recover the Kohinoor Diamond

The wildly successful Assassin’s Creed video game franchise has sold more than 73 million copies across many different platforms making it one of the most popular and recognisable games in the market. Since its launch in 2007, the franchise has been unstoppable, prompting Ubisoft to make a number of sequels, and beyond those, plenty of […]

Now Pakistan Lawyer Files Court Petition Asking Gov to Bring Back Kohinoor Diamond

Lawyer in Pakistan has petitioned the government to bring back the Kohinoor diamond as he argues it belongs to Lahore. LAHORE: A petition has been filed in a Pakistani court asking the government to bring back Kohinoor diamond, the world famous precious stone which India has been trying to get from the UK. Barrister Javed […]

Media Wants Modi to Bring Kohinoor to India

Indian PM Modi’s visit to Britain has started a media debate to bring the precious diamond termed the “Kohinoor” the mountain of light to India. The Koh-i-Noor “Mountain of Light”; also spelled Kohinoor, Koh-e Noor or Koh-i-Nur) is a 105 carat (21.6 g) diamond that was once the largest known diamond in the world. The […]

Should The Koh-i-Noor Be Returned to India ? A Perspective

Should the Koh-i-Noor [1] and other Sikh historical artifacts brought to UK following the annexation of Punjab in 1849, be returned to India? Or, should these be safeguarded and preserved in the UK for the benefit of the world Sikh community ? That is the debate which has been going on for many years. Most […]

BBC Episode: “Lost Treasures of the Sikh Kingdom” (Video)

Lost Treasures of the Sikh Kingdom BBC Documentary 2014 Full In the birthday week of the founder of Sikhism, TV auctioneer James Lewis tells the story of the lost treasures of the 19th-century maharajah, Ranjit Singh. After conquering the Punjab, the British compiled a catalogue of the priceless diamonds, weapons and works of art. Lost […]

Maharaja Ranjit Singh and the Kohinoor Diamond

In March, 1813, Shah Shooja again came to Lahore, his wife (who was already there,) having assured her husband that he would find a friend in the ruler of the Punjaub. But he had no sooner arrived, than a demand was made upon him to surrender the ” Koh-i-noor,^’ or mountain of light, a Jaghire […]