Koh-i-Noor: The History of the World’s Most Infamous Diamond by means of William Dalrymple and Anita Anand, Leighton Pugh (Narrator)
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Overview: The first complete and authoritative historical past of the Koh-i Noor, arguably probably the most celebrated and mythologised jewel on this planet, from the the world over acclaimed and best-selling historians William Dalrymple and Anita Anand.
On 29 March 1849, the 10-year-old Maharajah of the Punjab used to be ushered into the magnificent Mirrored Hall on the centre of the good Fort in Lahore. There, in a public rite, the worried however dignified kid passed over to the British East India Company in a proper act of submission now not handiest swathes of the richest land in India but in addition arguably the only most useful object within the subcontinent: the distinguished Koh-i-Noor diamond. The Mountain of Light.
Under fee from the British East India Company, gossip from Delhi bazaars used to be woven into what would change into the approved historical past of the Koh-i-Noor. Now, for the primary time, 150 years after it used to be written, this model is in the end challenged, liberating the diamond from the fog of mythology which has clung to it for goodbye. The ensuing historical past is certainly one of greed, conquest, homicide, torture, colonialism and appropriation thru an excellent slice of South and Central Asian historical past. Masterly, robust and erudite, that is historical past at its maximum compelling and invigorating.
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