William Dalrymple, Anita Anand launch new book
New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) Dealing wih one of the most controversial diamonds in the world is William Dalrymple’s latest book “Kohinoor – The Story of the Worlds Most Infamous Diamond” published by Juggernaut and co-authored by journalist Anita Anand.
In a packed room at Bikaner House on Friday night the authors launched the book and spoke about their writing – from its history to many unknown aspects of the diamond.
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. They even presented many photographs, paintings, illustrations from the book while elaborating their writing.
The event was taken ahead with a gripping discussion which was coordinated by senior journalist Swapan Dasgupta along with the authors where they discussed about the diamond and the history attached to it.