'I can tell you the case that hurts me the most is the one in which the little boy is forced to sign the Kohinoor over.''You take a mother away from a child, you surround him with grown ups speaking a different language, you tell him he must sign this over or else...' The Kohinoor has raised more controversy in history than any other gem.William Dalrymple and Anita Anand, authors of Kohinoor: The Story of the World's Most Infamous Diamond, tell Rediff.com's Vaihayasi Pande Daniel about the ... Rediff.com, 4 weeks ago
‘After Nader Shah’s death, in the chaos that followed, a court eunuch called Agha Mohammed tortured Nader’s grandson Shah Rukh to find out where the diamond was. ‘Shah Rukh was tied to a chair and his head shaved. A crown of paste was built on his pate, and, in a scene reminiscent of The Game Of Thrones, Agha Mohammed poured a jug of molten lead into the crown.’ Two authors track a diamond with a bloody history. IMAGE: The crown placed on the coffin of ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Writer-historian William Dalrymple is giving interviews for his newest book Kohinoor: The Story of the Worlds Most Infamous Diamond (Juggernaut Books). A book that he has co-authored with Anita Anand, a British radio and television journalist and author of ...catchnews.com, 2 months ago
The Indian Embassy here and its five consulates in the US will hold an open house every fortnight starting from January to address the grievances of people on issues related to visa, passport and Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) card. "I would like to ...Deccan Herald, 2 months ago
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