The Mountain of Light is the tale of how the Kohinoor diamond reached Queen Victoria after travelling over several countries and hands.
Summary of the book
The Kohinoor diamond was the pride of India and in the year 1830 it fell in the hands of the Indian Maharaja and founder of the Sikh empire Ranjit Singh. This 105 carat diamond has been fought for and had survived in the hands of multiple people through wars since the early 1200s. Ranjit Singh dies and is survived by four sons who are also killed in the wars with the British. The diamond is now in possession of Prince Dalip Singh, who is just six years old.
In the year 1850 Dalip Singh goes to London to present it to the Queen on the British Governor General’s orders. Singh is treated with much respect and kept in luxury by the British monarchy, but soon he realises that the Kohinoor is much more than a mere jewel to his country. The Mountain of Light is about a young teenage boy's feelings for his country and it's tresaure.
About Indu Sundaresan
Indu Sundaresan is an Indian American author. Her genre of interest is historical fiction. She has penned down books like The Twentieth Wife, Shadow Princess and Feast of Roses.
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