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Kohinoor- The Story of the World s Most Infamous Diamond

 
William Dalrymple (Author) Anita Anand (Author)
Synopsis

This riveting story of the Kohinoor, the world's most coveted gem, unearths fascinating new information as it moves from the Mughal court to Persia to Afghanistan; from Maharaja Ranjit Singh's durbar in Punjab to the Crown of the Queen of England. Shrouded in legend and superstition, the Kohinoor continues to arouse passion and controversy, as India, Pakistan and Afghanistan all claim the diamond and demand that Britain return it. A thrilling historical adventure, full of violence, drama and intrigue.

The ultimate history of the Kohinoor

Busts many myths and legends surrounding its history everything you read on Wikipedia is wrong

Big launch events beginning with Chandigarh

Massive national press and TV coverage

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About the authors

William Dalrymple

William Dalrymple was born in Scotland and brought up on the shores of Firth of Forth. He is the author of five books of history and travel, including the highly acclaimed best-seller City of Djinns , which won the 1994 Thomas Cook Travel Book Award and the Sunday Times Young British Writer of the Year Award. His previous book, White Mughals, garnered a range of prizes, including the prestigious Wolfson Prize for History 2003 and the Scottish Book of the Year Prize. It was also shortlisted for the PEN History Award, the Kiriyama Prize and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. A stage version by Christopher Hampton has been co-commissioned by the National Theatre and the Tamasha Theatre Company. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and of the Royal Asiatic Society, Dalrymple was awarded the 2002 Mungo Park Medal by the Royal Scottish Geographical Society for his ‘outstanding contribution to travel literature’ and the Sykes Medal of the Royal Society of Asian Affairs in 2005 for his contribution to the understanding of contemporary Islam. He wrote and presented three television series, Stones of the Raj, Sufi Soul and Indian Journeys, the last of which won the Grierson Award for Best Documentary Series at BAFTA in 2002. In December 2005 his article on the madrasas of Pakistan was awarded the prize for Print Article of the Year at the 2005 FPA Media Awards. He is married to the artist Olivia Fraser, and they have three children. They divide their time between London, Scotland and Delhi.

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Anita Anand

Anita Anand is the author of The Power to Change: Third World Women Redefine Their Environment, Beijing! UN Fourth World Conference on Women and Whose World Is It Anyway? United Nations, Civil Society and the Multilateral Future. She is a development specialist living in New Delhi with her husband and son. She has lived and worked in the USA and Italy and travelled extensively in other parts of the world.

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Bibliographic information

Title Kohinoor- The Story of the World s Most Infamous Diamond
Format Softcover
Date published: 31.12.2016
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 9789386228086
length 264p.
Subjects History