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Richmond Adult Community College

Richmond Adult Community College

Literary Event, Mon 20 Nov 2017




Museum of Richmond present Anita Anand: Koh-I-Noor: The History of the World’s Most Infamous Diamond

In this fascinating talk in aid of the Museum of Richmond, journalist, broadcaster and local resident Anita Anand will reveal the true story of this infamous and controversial diamond as told in her recently published book Koh-I-Noor, which Anita co-authored with William Dalrymple.

The Koh-i-Noor was given in 1849, by the ten-year-old Maharajah of the Punjab to the British East India Company in a formal Act of Submission to Queen Victoria, along with some of the richest land in India. The official ‘British’ history of the diamond could have come from gossip in the Delhi Bazaars, but it quickly became the accepted version.

Anita’s talk will challenge this interpretation, and attempt to free the diamond from the fog of mythology. The Koh-i-Noor’s story is one of greed, murder, torture, colonialism and appropriation which covers an impressive slice of south and central Asian history.

Event details

Dates Times
Mon 20 Nov 2017 19:30


Tickets from the Museum of Richmond website: or in person at the Old Town Hall, Whittaker Avenue or The Open Book, King Street



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