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Will India ever get back the Koh-i-Noor diamond?

The Queen Mother's crown, with the Koh-i-Noor diamond inset (Photo: Getty)

India has not yet got its hands on the Koh-i-Noor, despite the county’s many efforts to retrieve the diamond from Britain’s crown jewels. But the ongoing controversy over the jewel has obscured the success of the country’s wider efforts to repatriate cultural and historical artefacts. Since 2014 India’s leader Narendra Modi has made it his personal mission to secure the return of priceless treasures, including thousands of manuscripts taken during or after the colonial era.

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Jawad Iqbal

Jawad Iqbal is a broadcaster and ex-television news executive. Jawad is a former Visiting Senior Fellow in the Institute of Global Affairs at the LSE

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