Published by: Washington Square Press
Published: October 2013
Trade Paperback, 352 pages
The story centers around the legendary 186-carat Kohinoor diamond – aptly called the Mountain of Light. For centuries this incredible gem changes hands from one ruler to another in India, Persia, and Afghanistan. The diamond has a deep reach into Indian history. It belongs in India, to the Indian people. However, in 1850 it is sent or stolen, depending on your viewpoint, from India to young Queen Victoria, who claims it and India itself for her own growing empire. The Mountain of Light tells the final chapters of the Kohinoor’s existence in India, and the last few years before India loses her sovereignty and becomes a British possession.
I learned a lot of interesting facts about India including details about the diamond and historical Indian people, clothes, food, and customs. The Glossary is a useful tool to understand the many Indian terms used throughout the book.
Note: This book is rated C = clean read
Reviewed by Sandra
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