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Kohinoor: The Story of the World's Most Infamous Diamond, Released on 26th December 2016
Author: William Dalrymple

Publisher: Juggernaut
ISBN: 978-9386228086
Pages: 264
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This riveting story of the Kohinoor, the world’s most coveted gem, unearths fascinating new information as it moves from the Mughal court to Persia to Afghanistan, from Maharaja Ranjit Singh’s durbar in Punjab to the Crown of the Queen of England. Shrouded in legend and superstition, the Kohinoor continues to arouse passion and controversy, as India, Pakistan and Afghanistan all claim the diamond and demand that ritain return it. A thrilling historical adventure, full of violence, drama and intrigue.

For all those who who hated history at school, this is going to change your perception of the same. In the introduction, the narrator tells us briefly about how the Koh-i-Noor got into the hands of the East India Company and how it rests in England now. The crisp of the book is maintained in this part. In the subsequent chapters both the authors take turns to describe in details how the most infamous diamond in the world changed hands and who can claim the prized jewel. --By Saptarshi Majumder on 27 December 2016

One of the best written book on Kohinoor! Mr. Dalrymple is to the point factually and Anita is precise on her detailing. Worth reading this book. --By Ashish Chatterjee on 28 December 2016