Anita Anand: Koh-I-Noor - The History of the World's Most Infamous Diamond

In conversation with Sarah Shaffi from The Bookseller

Tue 10 Oct
12:30 - 13:30
The Guildhall
£8, £7.20 concessions


Kindly sponsored by Manny Sawhney

The first comprehensive history of the Koh-I-Noor, arguably the most
celebrated and mythological jewel in the world, now in the Tower of London.
It’s a story of greed, murder, torture, colonialism and appropriation told
through a slice of Asian history.

BBC journalist and host of Radio 4’s Any Answers, Anita Anand, will be in conversation with The Bookseller’s Sarah Shaffi


‘Extraordinary. William Dalrymple and Anita Anand have found previously ignored and untranslated Persian and Afghan sources to give us fresh information’
— The Times
‘Riveting. Dalrymple and Anand present as evocative a rendering as the most enthralling bazaar storyteller while providing an astute and empathetic study of the historical landscape through which the diamond has made its troubled way…This highly readable and entertaining book …finally sets the record straight on the history of the Koh-i-Noor’
— Sunday Times