Indu Sundaresan’s sixth work of fiction, The Mountain of Light, traces the bloody and tumultuous history
of the Kohinoor diamond—in its last Indian owners, rulers of the Punjab Empire, and how it was secreted
from India to England to adorn the arm of Queen Victoria.
"Sundaresan has composed an epic tale of a coveted jewel and its place in India’s rich history."
"Whether you read The Mountain of Light for its dramatic story, its lush setting, or its vivid characters,
this novel will give you insights into history that will change you."
—Janet Lee Carey, Award-winning author of medieval fantasy