Recently, UK MP of Indian origin, Keith Vaz, claimed that India deserves to get the priceless Kohinoor diamond back from the Brits, joining in the chorus of reparations that Shashi Tharoor recently ignited.
The diamond itself, however, has a long, bloody and rather brutal history. In fact, according to the Curse of the Kohinoor - "He who owns this diamond will own the world, but will also know all its misfortunes. Only God, or a woman, can wear it with impunity." From a brief study of the timeline of this stone, you might even start believing this curse!
Check out this timeline of the priceless Kohinoor diamond.
5000 years ago
The Kohinoor is mined in medieval times in the Kollur mine in Andhra Pradesh's Guntur district.
It was mentioned in in a Sanskrit script, where it was called the Syamantaka .