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William Dalrymple & Anita Anand
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The celebrated Koh-i-Noor diamond, which sits in the Tower of London, has been at the heart of a row between India and Britain ever since it was taken from the Punjab and presented to Queen Victoria in 1849, with India consistently pressing for its return.

Internationally acclaimed and bestselling historians William Dalrymple and Anita Anand will challenge the accepted version of the history of this jewel to tell a story of greed, murder, torture and colonialism.

‘As taut and richly embroidered as a great novel …. A masterpiece of nuanced writing and research’ – Daily Telegraph

‘Gripping. A sad story of dispossession and dislocation…. A nobel book’ –Lucy Worsley, Daily Telegraph