Festival talks by Anita Anand

93. KOH-I-NOOR: THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD’S MOST FAMOUS DIAMOND

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In a formal Act of Submission to Queen Victoria in 1849, the ten-year-old Maharajah of Punjab presented the British East India Company with an object of immense value: the celebrated Koh-i Noor diamond. Internationally acclaimed historians Anita Anand and William Dalrymple will challenge the accepted version of the history of this jewel to tell a tale of greed, murder and colonialism.

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