Koh-I-Noor: The History of the World’s Most Infamous Diamond – A Talk by Anita Anand
20 Nov 2017 - 20 Nov 2017
Doors 7pm; Talk starts 7:30pm
Richmond Adult Community College
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.In this fascinating talk in aid of the Museum, journalist, broadcaster (presenter of BBC Radio 4’s Any Answers) 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 (Bloomsbury 2017), 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. That official ‘British’ history of the diamond quickly became the accepted version. Anita’s talk will challenge this interpretation.
Please note seating is not reserved
Available from Eventbrite, the Museum (Old Town Hall, Whittaker Avenue,
Richmond) and The Open Book (King Street, Richmond).
Presented by Museum of Richmond