The Kohinoor

It is natural that every historical event inevitably descends to the present generation — though centuries had elapsed since the event.

By (Yasmin Banu, Abu Dhabi)

Published: Mon 25 Feb 2013, 8:17 PM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 7:47 AM

The request of the Indians to return the ‘Kohinoor diamond’ (Mountain of Light) to the visiting British Prime Minister David Cameron or apologise for the massacre in Jalianwala Bagh emphasises the same spirit.

Though not a historian to have an impeccable insight of the events but our school history books reveal a slight brush of the bruised past. From time immemorial, the Indian subcontinent was vulnerable to relentless invasions.

On the geographical frontier, the Khyber Pass gave them free access from Central Asia for various dynasties that ruled India, including the Mughals.

The fertile and rich belt of northern Indian was ruthlessly plundered and wealth vanished from the land. Various battles 
at distinct junctures highlighted the supremacy to get control 
of the region. The Kohinoor 
that was found from South 
India traveled various kingdoms before landing in the court of the Mughals.

As history reveals there are no permanent nemeses nor an everlasting allies but only permanent interests to serve.

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