Scrolls & Leaves: World History Podcast
The Jewels of the Maharajas
The Jewels of the Maharajas symbolized power and a connection with the divine. Anyone who wanted to be a greater ruler would want them as a symbol of sovereignty. In 18th century Persia, there was a great King who wanted to rule all of Asia. This is the story of Nader Shah and his quest for the legendary Koh-i-Noor diamond and other jewels of the Mughals.