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Koh-i-Noor: The History of the World's Most Infamous Diamond

Koh-i-Noor: The History of the World's Most Infamous Diamond (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Export / Airside)

By Dalrymple, William
By Anand, Anita

The first comprehensive and authoritative history of the Koh-i Noor, arguably the most celebrated and mythologised jewel in the world, from the internationally acclaimed and bestselling historians William Dalrymple and Anita Anand. On 29 March 1849, the ten-year-old Maharajah of ...the Punjab was ushered into the magnificent Mirrored Hall at the centre of the great Fort in Lahore. There, in a public ceremony, the frightened but dignified child handed over to the British East India Company in a formal Act of Submission not only swathes of the richest land in India, but also arguably the single most valuable object in the subcontinent: the celebrated Koh-i Noor diamond. The Mountain of Light. Under commission from the British East India Company, gossip from Delhi bazaars was woven into what would become the accepted history of the Koh-i Noor. Now, for the first time, 150 years after it was written, this version is finally challenged, freeing the diamond from the fog of mythology which has clung to it for so long. The resulting history is one of greed, conquest, murder, torture, colonialism and appropriation through an impressive slice of south and central Asian history. Masterly, powerful and erudite, this is history at its most compelling and invigorating.
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ISBN 9781408888865
Released AU 24 May 2017
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, Export/Airside
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ISBN-13 9781408888865
Stock Out of stock
Status Availability and pricing is uncertain (no recent updates from publisher)
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Released 24 May 2017
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, Export/Airside
Edition Export/Airside
Author(s) By Dalrymple, William
By Anand, Anita
Category Gold & Silversmithing
Jewellery & Jewellery-Making
Asian / Middle Eastern History
Number of Pages 352
Dimensions Width: 135mm
Height: 216mm
Dewey Code 736.23
Weight 414g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Koh-i-noor Diamond, Diamonds - History, Crown jewels - History - Great Britain
NBS Text History: Specific Subjects
ONIX Text General/trade