Di­a­monds are Wher­ever

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Whether the Ko­hi­noor was ‘stolen’ or ‘given’ to the Bri­tish by the suc­ces­sors of Ran­jit Singh is less im­por­tant than what one should do with the diamond to­day. This is not just a pre­cious jewel, but also a his­tor­i­cal arte­fact. We know how we treat our arte­facts here in In­dia. Per­haps it is just as well the Ko­hi­noor re­mains well-pro­tected -- and bet­ter dis­played -- in the crown jew­els of an anachro­nis­ti­cally monar­chic na­tion.

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