Wednesday, January 03, 2018

Koh-I-Noor - William Dalrymple - Anita Anand

A fascinating history about one of the worlds most infamous diamonds - the Koh-I-Noor.  Tracing back the authors write about all of its fascinating owners and it is amazing to hear about how it got passed along over the years. 

I didn't realize that it had such a sordid history and was most fascinated with the second part of its book, as the diamond was taken from India and given to Queen Victoria.  It seemed to all happen in an underhand way and the diamond seemed to be tainted with a little bit of a curse.  3/5

1 comment:

John Bellen said...

I imagine that's the trouble with something both valuable and famous. It's better to be a little less known.