Sam Leith

Spectator Books: Koh-i-Noor

Spectator Books: Koh-i-Noor
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This week in the Spectator Books podcast I’m joined by William Dalrymple, co-author with Anita Anand of Koh-i-Noor: The History of the World’s Most Famous Diamond (just out in paperback; David Crane reviewed the hardback for us here). He talks us through the blood-soaked history of the diamond, the ongoing controversy over who it really belongs to, and explains why in the Tower of London to this day you can see angry Indian protestors moonwalking backwards down a conveyor belt shouting slogans at the wrong stone.

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