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We are delighted to host our second Chairman’s Lunch of the year with William Dalrymple, the world famous author and historian. The lunch briefing will be at the New Club in Edinburgh with only 25 spaces available.

His recent book ‘Koh-I-Noor: The Story of the World’s Most Infamous Diamond’ tells the riveting story of the Kohinoor, the world’s most coveted gem. It unearths fascinating new information as it moves from the Mughal court to Persia to Afghanistan, from Maharaja Ranjit Singh’s Durbar in Punjab to the Crown of the Queen of England. Shrouded in legend and superstition, the Koh-I-Noor continues to arouse passion and controversy, as India, Pakistan and Afghanistan all claim the diamond and demand that Britain return it.

His books have won numerous awards and prizes, including the Duff Cooper Memorial Prize, the Thomas Cook Travel Book Award, the Sunday Times Young British Writer of the Year Award, the Hemingway, the Kapuściński and the Wolfson Prizes. He has been four times longlisted and once shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize for non-fiction. He is also one of the co-founders and co-directors of the annual Jaipur Literature Festival.

In 2012 he was appointed a Whitney J. Oates Visiting Fellow in the Humanities by Princeton University. In the Spring of 2015 he was appointed the OP Jindal Distinguished Lecturer at Brown University.

June 13 2017


Date: June 13, 2017
Time: 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm


The New Club

86 Princes Street
Edinburgh, EH2 2BB United Kingdom

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