Kohinoor: The Story of the World’s Most Infamous Diamond

The talk is based on one of the most controversial diamonds in the world, the Kohinoor’ from a book by Williiam Dalrymple, co-authored by journalist Anita Anand. It tells about the journey of this controversial diamond with, interestingly, some unknown aspects about this precious stone.The book is an account of a saga of loot, murder, torture, deceit and colonial greed which has been associated with the diamond and according to the authors, their writing is an attempt to separate history from myth.

Presented by William Dalrymple, Writer and Historian together with Anita Anand, Radio and Television Presenter, Author and Journalist.

21 June 2017

Where: The Royal Asiatic Society, 14 Stephenson Way, London NW1 2HD [Nearest Underground Stations Euston Square or Warren Street]

Lecture starts at 1.15pm and ends around 2.30pm. A sandwich lunch is available from 12.30pm and must be booked via the office by 2.30pm the day before.

PLEASE NOTE THAT, AS THERE IS LIMITED SPACE IN THE AUDITORIUM, MEMBERS ARE REQUIRED TO RESERVE A PLACE IN ADVANCE. THE LECTURE IS NOW FULL WITH A WAITLIST

THERE WILL BE NO ADMITTANCE ON THE DAY WITHOUT A RESERVATION.

Tickets: Members only. No guests permitted for this lecture. The Lecture is now full with a waitlist.

27 SEP

UPCOMING EVENT

Under the Same Shade: Three Years of Working on the Roof of the World

Where: The Royal Asiatic Society, 14 Stephenson Way, London NW1 (Nearest tube stations Euston Square and Euston mainline).

Lecture starts at 1.15pm and finishes by 2.30pm. The sandwich lunch, from 12.30pm, must be booked by 2.30pm the day before.

Tickets: Free

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