Talk Monday, 2 July 2018

Koh-I-Noor

Uncover a new side to the multi-faceted story of one of history’s most notorious jewel

  • Monday, 2 July 2018

  • The Lydia & Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre

  • Tickets cost £15.00

    Includes wine reception.

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Koh-I-Noor photo

Writer and historian William Dalrymple and broadcaster and writer Anita Anand will be discussing their co-authored book 'Koh-I-Noor'; unravelling the myths behind the world’s most famous diamond to reveal a story of violence, exploitation and greed. From its early history in the Mughal court to its celebrated display at the Great Exhibition of 1851 to its home today in the Tower of London, the Koh-i-Noor remains arguably the most celebrated and mythologised jewel in the world today.