Kohinoor by William Dalrymple
The Story of the World s Most Infamous Diamond

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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 ritain return it. A thrilling historical adventure, full of violence, drama and intrigue
 

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Anita Anand has been a radio and television journalist in Britain for over 20 years, presenting major programmes on BBC. Her first book, Sophia: Princess, Suffragette, Revolutionary is the biography of the daughter of Maharaja Duleep Singh, who was forced to hand over the Kohinoor to the British William DalrympleÕs books include CITY OF DJINNS, WHITE MUGHALS, THE LAST MUGHAL, NINE LIVES and RETURN OF A KING. He has won the Thomas Cook Travel Book Award, the Wolfson Prize for History, the Duff Cooper Memorial Prize, the Hemingway Prize and the Vodafone/Crossword Award for non-fiction
 
Published November 23, 2016 by Juggernaut Publication. 264 pages
Genres: History, Arts & Photography.
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