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Koh-in-noor : the history of the world's most infamous diamond

Author: William Dalrymple; Anita Anand
Publisher: London Bloomsbury, 2017. ©2017017
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Koh-i-noor is the world's most famous diamond, but it has always had a fog of mystery around it. Now, using previously untranslated Sanskrit, Persian and Urdu sources, and the discoveries of modern gemmologists to reconstruct its original form, William Dalrymple and Anita Ananad blow away the legends to reveal its true history--stranger, and more violent, than any fiction."--From dust jacket.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Dalrymple; Anita Anand
ISBN: 9781408888841 140888884X 163557076X 9781635570762
OCLC Number: 991619956
Description: vi, 335 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some colour), map ; 23 cm.
Other Titles: Kohinoor
Responsibility: William Dalrymple, Anita Anand.

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"The Koh-i-noor is the world's most famous diamond, but it has always had a fog of mystery around it. Now, using previously untranslated Sanskrit, Persian and Urdu sources, and the discoveries of modern gemmologists to reconstruct its original form, William Dalrymple and Anita Ananad blow away the legends to reveal its true history--stranger, and more violent, than any fiction."--From dust jacket.

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A master story-teller, whose special gift lies in the use of indigenous sources, so often neglected by imperial chroniclers - praise for Dalrymple's Return of a King -- Max Hastings Sunday Times Read more...

 
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