There are many entries on Twitter regarding the expectations of the Indians. “If the King is not going to wear Koh-i-nooru, let him give it back” – one of the users wrote.
This is not the first time that Hindus remember a legendary and precious gem. Following India’s independence in 1947 and six years later, in the year of Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation, India was awaiting a return, but Britain argued that there was no legal basis for it.
British-Indian political commentator Saurav Dutt in an interview with the weekly “Time” says that in his opinion the chances of the return of the jewel by Great Britain are slim, but it meets the expectations of the Indians. “King Charles III should recognize the” black history “of the Koh-i-noor diamond” – says Dutt. Sam also tweets about the gem. “Maybe India is still too embarrassed to push this point?” – he asks in the post.
The earliest history of the Koh-i-noor diamond is not known, but the first information about the jewel owned by the Rajah Malwa appeared in the chronicles in 1304. In the mid-nineteenth century, it was confiscated by troops of the British East India Company and presented to the then reigning Queen Victoria. Since then, it has been in the English Crown Treasury.
In 1911, Koh-i-noor was placed in the crown Queen Mary, grandmother of Queen Elizabeth II. From 1937, he decorated the royal crown of Elizabeth, mother Queen Elizabeth II. The Queen Mother wore it during her daughter’s coronation in 1953. The crown is now kept in the Tower of London.
Koh-i-noor is not the largest diamond in the world, but due to its extraordinary history it is one of the most famous and precious gemstones in the world. There is a story in India that Koh-i-noor was discovered on the forehead of a boy abandoned on the banks of a river. The child would turn out to be the son of the Sun God.
Source: Time, Twitter
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